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.List. of. Figures. and. Tables. Figures Frontispiece Memorial to Hooke in Westminster Abbey 1 . 1 Descartesa#39;s 1644 illustration of the traditional view of circular motion. 6 1.2 Newtona#39;s diagram in his letter to Hooke dated 13 December 1679.
|Author||:||Michael Cooper, Michael Cyril William Hunter|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006|