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Robert Hooke

Scientist (18-Jul-1635 — 3-Mar-1703)


Jim Bennett; Michael Cooper; Michael Hunter; Lisa Jardine. London's Leonardo: The Life and Work of Robert Hooke. Oxford University Press. 2003. 224pp.

Allan Chapman. England's Leonardo: Robert Hooke and the Seventeenth-Century Scientific Revolution. Institute of Physics Publishing. 2004. 330pp.

Michael Cooper. A More Beautiful City: Robert Hooke and the Rebuilding of London After the Great Fire. Sutton. 2003. 271pp.

Michael Cooper; Michael Hunter (editors). Robert Hooke: Tercentennial Studies. Ashgate Publishing. 2006. 335pp.

Ellen Tan Drake. Restless Genius: Robert Hooke and His Earthly Thought. Oxford University Press. 1996. 386pp.

Michael Hunter; Simon Schaffer (editors). Robert Hooke: New Studies. Woodbridge, England: Boydell Press. 1989.

Stephen Inwood. The Man Who Knew Too Much: The Strange and Inventive Life of Robert Hooke, 16351703. Macmillan. 2002. 497pp. Later issued as The Forgotten Genius.

Lisa Jardine. The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London. Harper Collins. 2004. 432pp.

Leona Rostenberg. Library of Robert Hooke: The Scientific Book Trade of Restoration England. Modoc Press. 1989. 257pp.


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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.730)

  7. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.101)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.242)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.240)

  10. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.149)

  11. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.251)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.138)

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