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

Autor: Robert D Purrington
Editora: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009.
Séries: Science networks historical studies, v. 39.
Edição/Formato   e-book : Documento : Biografia : InglêsVer todas as edições e formatos
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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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Gênero/Forma: Electronic books
Biography
Formato Físico Adicional: Print version:
Purrington, Robert D.
First professional scientist.
Basel, Switzerland ; Boston : Birkhäuser, c2009
(OCoLC)310401034
Pessoa Denominada: Robert Hooke
Tipo de Material: Biografia, Documento, Recurso Internet
Tipo de Documento: Recurso Internet, Arquivo de Computador
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Robert D Purrington
ISBN: 9783034600378 3034600372
Número OCLC: 489215692
Descrição: 1 online resource (xix, 281 p.) : ill., map.
Conteúdos: 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
Título da Série: Science networks historical studies, v. 39.
Responsabilidade: Robert D. Purrington.
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Robert Hooke was long the intellectual center of the Royal Society of London, serving as curator of experiments for thirty years and briefly as secretary. He was also key in rebuilding London after  Ler mais...

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