Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke

New Studies

Edited by Michael Hunter, Simon Schaffer

Hardback
$99.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

`Individually excellent and scholarly essays... most illuminating and thought-provoking. A conspicuous feature of the collection is the heterogeneity of the scientific topics discussed.' ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW `Essential reading for all students of Hooke and of the context of Restoration science.' Stephen Pumfrey BRITISH JNL FOR HISTORY OF SCIENCERobert Hooke (1635—1703) is best known for his Micrographia, which combined an exposition of the findings of the microscopewith speculations on a variety of scientific topics. He also made major contributions to an astonishing range of subjects, from pneumatics to geology. Equally important was his ingenuity and skill in inventing and refining scientific instruments, clocks and other technological devices.

Details

December 1989
13 black and white, 22 line illustrations
320 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851155234
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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`This group of fine essays on Robert Hooke places him firmly among the most interesting of the late-seventeenth-century English virtuosi'. ARCHIVES OF NAT. HIST. 19, 1 (1992)`Hooke —inventor, architect, surveyor of the city of London and man of science — was one of the most brilliant English scientists in the seventeenth century, eclipsed only by Newton. His mechanical genius was surpassed by no one. Yet in many respects he is still an elusive character.<>.<>.<>. The multi-authoredvolume on different aspects of Hooke yet again illustrates the versatility of the man's genius.<>.<>.<>. ably held together by the introduction.' NATURE Vol 346, July 1990Individually excellent and scholarly essays... most illuminating and thought-provoking. A conspicuous feature of the collection is the heterogeneity of the scientific topics discussed. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REV`essential reading for all students of Hooke and of the context of Restoration science.' Stephen Pumfrey BRITISH JNL FOR HISTORY OF SCIENCE 24; 9/91`adds coscientific scene.' BIBLIOGRAPHIE CRITIQUE vol 40; 1990

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