Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance



    Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance

    Paul Kent; Allan Chapman

    Gracewing 2005

    Hardback 207pp Illustrated

    9780852445877   Product Code: 97680

    Robert Hooke (1635-1703) has been described as 'an English Leonardo da Vinci', but although his name is immortalized in Hooke's Law of Elasticity, his ingenious inventiveness has been too long neglected. This volume comprises nine essays which help to redress the balance; they cover Hooke's achievements in a range of scientific endeavours, his influence on science and scientists in the centuries after his death and our modern world's debt to such inventions as the universal joint and the anchor escapement.

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