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The posthumous works of Robert Hooke ... : containing his Cutlerian lectures, and other discourses, read at the meetings of the illustrious Royal Society ...

Author: Robert Hooke; Richard Waller
Publisher: London : Printed by S. Smith and B. Walford, 1705.
Series: Landmarks of science.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Micro-opaque : Master microform : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 11023437
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hooke; Richard Waller
OCLC Number: 6415794
Notes: Errors in paging.
The dedication is to Sir Isaac Newton.
Includes index.
Master microform held by: Readex.
Reproduction Notes: Microopaque. New York, N.Y. : Readex Microprint Corporation, 1975. 7 cards ; 15 x 23 cm. (Landmarks of science).
Description: 4 preliminary leaves, xxviii, 572 (i.e. 506), [10] pages, 1 leaf, [15] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 33 cm
Contents: I. The present deficiency of natural philosophy ... with the methods of rendering it more certain and beneficial.--II. The nature, motion and effects of light ... particularly that of the sun and comets.--III. An hypothetical explication of memory; how the organs made use of by the mind in its operation may be mechanically understood.--IV. An hypothesis and explication of the cause of gravity, or gravitation, magnetism, &c.--V. Discourses of earthquakes, their causes and effects, and histories of several; to which are annext, physical explications of several of the fables in Ovid's Metamorphoses, very different from other mythologick interpreters.--VI. Lectures for improving navigation and astronomy, with the descriptions of several new and useful instruments and contrivances; the whole full of curious disquisitions and experiments.
Series Title: Landmarks of science.
Responsibility: illustrated with sculptures ; to these discourses is prefixt the author's life, giving an account of his studies and employments ... ; published by Richard Waller ...

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