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The first professional scientist : Robert Hooke and the Royal Society of London

Autore: Robert D Purrington
Editore: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009.
Serie: Science networks historical studies, v. 39.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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A contemporary of Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, and Isaac Newton, and close friend of all but Newton, Robert Hooke (1635-1703), one of the founders of the early scientific revolution, faded into almost complete obscurity after his death and remained there for nearly three centuries.
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Purrington, Robert D.
First professional scientist.
Basel, Switzerland ; Boston : Birkhäuser, c2009
(OCoLC)310401034
Persona incaricata: Robert Hooke
Tipo materiale: Biography, Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Robert D Purrington
ISBN: 9783034600378 3034600372
Numero OCLC: 489215692
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xix, 281 p.) : ill., map.
Contenuti: Acknowledgments.- Preface.- Restoring Robert Hooke.- Robert Hooke: Indefaticable Genius: Hooke and London.- Promoting Physico-Mathematical-Experimental Learning: Founding the Royal Society of London.- Society of the Muses: The First Decade.- Crisis and Consolidation: 1672-1687.- The Society after the Principia: 1688-1703.- Scientific Virtuoso: Hooke 1655-1687.- And All Was Light: Hooke and Newton on Light and Color.- The Nature of Things Themselves: Robert Hooke, Natural Philosopher.- The System of the World: Hooke and Universal Gravitation, the Inverse-Square Law, and Planetary Orbits.- The Omnipotence of the Creator: Robert Hooke, Astronomer.- The Last Remain: Hooke after the Principia, 1687-1703.-Epilogue.- Bibliography.- Index
Titolo della serie: Science networks historical studies, v. 39.
Responsabilità: Robert D. Purrington.
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