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Robert Hooke : new studies

Author: Michael Cyril William Hunter; Simon Schaffer; British Society for the History of Science.
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Wolfeboro, N.H., USA : Boydell Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Named Person: Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke
Material Type: Biography, Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cyril William Hunter; Simon Schaffer; British Society for the History of Science.
ISBN: 0851155235 9780851155234
OCLC Number: 19722308
Notes: "Grown out of a conference on Hooke held under the auspices of the British Society for the History of Science at the Royal Society, London, from 19 to 21 July 1988"--Page ix.
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Hooke's instruments for astronomy and navigation / J.A. Bennett --
Robert Hooke and practical optics : technical support at a scientific frontier / A.D.C. Simpson --
Robert Hooke's longitude timekeeper / Michael Wright --
Rhetoric and graphics in Micrographia / John T. Harwood --
Robert Hooke, the incongruous mechanist / John Henry --
Robert Hooke and the dynamics of motion in a curved path / Patri J. Pugliese --
Geological controversy in the seventeenth century : 'Hooke vs. Wallis' and its aftermath / David R. Oldroyd --
Experience and experiment : Robert Hooke, illness and medicine / Lucinda McCray Beier --
Who was Robert Hooke? / Steven Shapin --
Appendix. Hooke's possessions at his death : a hitherto unknown inventory.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Hunter and Simon Schaffer.

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