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London's Leonardo: The Life and Work of Robert Hooke

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Jim Bennett, Michael Cooper, Michael Hunter and Lisa Jardine

224 pages, B/w plates

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Mar 2003 | #137606 | ISBN: 0198525796
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A neglected figure of seventeenth-century science, interest is now growing in Robert Hooke. The four authors, all expert historians, have come together to provide a significant revaluation of Hooke's life and work: his career as a public man, his instrument designing and making, his scientific thought, and the private world of his personal life, his illnesses and his medications.


Preface; List of Illustrations; 1. Hooke's Career; 2. Hooke's Instruments; 3. Hooke the Natural Philsopher; 4. Hooke the Man: His Diary and His Health; Notes; Index

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