Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance

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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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Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance

Robert Hooke and the English Renaissance

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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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