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Micrographia, or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies

By: Robert Hooke

270 pages, B/w figs, illus

Cosimo Books

Paperback | Jun 2007 | #177462 | ISBN-13: 9781602066632
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Hooke describes his observations of various household and biological specimens, such as the eye of a fly and the structure of plants, and became the first person to use the term cell in biology, as the cells in plants reminded him of monk's living quarters. In addition to his studies using a microscope, Hooke also discusses the heavenly bodies as visible through a telescope.

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