The Curious Life Of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London by Lisa JardineThe Curious Life Of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London by Lisa Jardine

The Curious Life Of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London

byLisa Jardine

Paperback | January 18, 2005

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The brilliant, largely forgotten maverick Robert Hooke was an engineer, surveyor, architect, and inventor who worked tirelessly with his intimate friend Christopher Wren to rebuild London after the Great Fire of 1666.He was the first Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society, and his engravings of natural phenomena seen under the new microscope appeared in his masterpiece, the acclaimed Micrographia, one of the most influential volumes of the day.

But Hooke's irascible temper and his passionate idealism provedfatal for his relationships with important political figures, most notably Sir Isaac Newton: their quarrel is legendary. As a result, historical greatness eluded Robert Hooke. Now, eminent historian Lisa Jardine does this original thinker of indefatigable curiosity and imagination justice and allows him to take his place as a major figure in the seventeenth century intellectual and scientific revolution.

Lisa Jardine, Commander of the British Empire, is director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters and Centenary Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and Jesus College, Cambridge. She is the author o...
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Title:The Curious Life Of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured LondonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:January 18, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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