Robert Hooke

Tercentennial Studies
Editor(s): 
Cooper, Michael
Editor(s): 
Hunter, Michael
ISBN: 
075465365X
Date published: 
March 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00
Pages: 
358

This volume represents a benchmark in the study of Robert Hooke (1635-1703), a genius whose wide-ranging achievements are at last receiving the recognition that they deserve. It brings together a comprehensive set of studies of different aspects of his life, thought and artistry, with sections on Hooke's life and reputation; his contributions to celestial mechanics and astronomy, and to speculative natural philosophy; the instruments that he designed; and his work in architecture and construction. The introduction places the studies in the context of our current understanding of Hooke and his milieu, while the book also contains a comprehensive bibliography.