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Robert Hooke : tercentennial studies

Author: Michael Cooper; Michael Cyril William Hunter
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England [u.a.] Ashgate c 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703) was a genius whose wide-ranging achievements are at last receiving the recognition that they deserve. This volume focuses on the study of Hooke, bringing together a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Named Person: Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke; Robert Hooke
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Cooper; Michael Cyril William Hunter
ISBN: 075465365X 9780754653653
OCLC Number: 835846730
Description: XX, 335 S Ill., graph. Darst., Kt 24 cm
Contents: Contents: Introduction. Part 1 Celestial Mechanics and Astronomy: Robert Hooke's seminal contribution to orbital dynamics, Michael Nauenberg; Hooke's programme: final thoughts, Ofer Gal; Robert Hooke as an astronomer, Hideto Nakajima. Part 2 Instruments for Natural Philosophy: Instruments and ingenuity, Jim Bennett; Hooke's design for a driven equatorial mounting, Allan Mills, John Hennessy and Stephen Watson; Assessment of the scientific value of Hooke's work, S.H. Joseph. Part 3 Speculative Philosophy: Hooke on memory and the memory of Hooke, Douwe Draaisma; Graphic technologies, Nick Wilding; Hooke's ideas of the terraqueous globe and a theory of evolution, Ellen Tan Drake. Part 4 Architecture and Construction: Hooke and Bedlam, Jacques Heyman; Robert Hooke's Montagu House, Alison Stoesser; The 'mechanick artist' in late seventeenth-century English and French architecture, Hentie Louw. Part 5 Life and Reputation: Robert Hooke: gentleman of science, Mordechai Feingold; Hooke and Westminster, Edward Smith; After the Principia, Robert D. Purrington; Robert Hooke: a reputation restored, Lisa Jardine. Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: ed. by Michael Cooper and Michael Hunter
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