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The forgotten genius

Author: Stephen Inwood
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage Pub., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Robert Hooke stood out as an inventive, versatile, and prolific scientist and architect in an age of brilliant minds. But for three hundred years his reputation has been overshadowed by those of his two greatest contemporaries, his friend Sir Christopher Wren and his rival Sir Isaac Newton. Historian Dr. Stephen Inwood re-creates the many facets of Hooke's life as an inventor, astronomer, and anatomist, candid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Inwood, Stephen, 1947-
Forgotten genius.
San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage Pub., ©2003
(OCoLC)607527887
Online version:
Inwood, Stephen, 1947-
Forgotten genius.
San Francisco, CA : MacAdam/Cage Pub., ©2003
(OCoLC)607789746
Named Person: Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Inwood
ISBN: 1931561567 9781931561563
OCLC Number: 53006741
Notes: Originally published: The man who knew too much. London : Macmillan, 2002.
Description: xxiv, 482 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'The History of My Own Life' (1635-1653) 3 --
2. The Revolution in Science 11 --
3. Hooke at Oxford (1653-1662) 17 --
4. The Royal Society (1660-1664) 23 --
5. 'Full of Employment' (1662-1664) 35 --
6. A Secret World Discovered (1665) 57 --
7. Falling Bodies (1665-1666) 72 --
8. 'London Was, But It Is No More' (1666-1667) 85 --
9. 'Noble Experiments' (1666-1670) 96 --
10. A New Career (1668-1675) 121 --
11. Physicians, Lovers and Friends 133 --
12. Heat and Light (1671-1673) 150 --
13. Measuring the Heavens (1673-1676) 166 --
14. The Coiled Spring (1674-1675) 179 --
15. 'Oldenburg Kindle Cole' (1675-1676) 208 --
16. In Two Worlds (1677) 229 --
17. Tiny Creatures and Springy Bodies (1677-1678) 241 --
18. 'A Man of a Strange Unsociable Temper' (1678-1680) 260 --
19. All Trades (1680) 282 --
20. The Empire of the Senses (1681-1682) 293 --
21. A Curator Again (1682-1684) 312 --
22. Newton's Triumph (1684-1686) 329 --
23. The World Turned Upside Down (1687-1688) 344 --
24. A Revolution and Old Battles (1688-1690) 357 --
25. The Fear of Being Forgotten (1690-1693) 378 --
26. Hooke's Last Years (1693-1703) 395.
Other Titles: Man who knew too much
Responsibility: by Stephen Inwood.
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"Robert Hooke stood out as an inventive, versatile, and prolific scientist and architect in an age of brilliant minds. But for three hundred years his reputation has been overshadowed by those of his two greatest contemporaries, his friend Sir Christopher Wren and his rival Sir Isaac Newton. Historian Dr. Stephen Inwood re-creates the many facets of Hooke's life as an inventor, astronomer, and anatomist, candid diarist, braggart, and hoarder of money and secrets."--Jacket.

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