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Excellent biography of Hooke,
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This review is from: The Forgotten Genius: The Biography of Robert Hooke 1635-1703 (Paperback)
Robert Hooke was one of the most interesting figures in scientific history - a polymath, simultaneously Gresham Professor of Mathematics, curator of experiments to the Royal Society, an architect in the Wren partnership and surveyor to the City of London after the great fire of 1666. His status as the crowning genius of the experimental school of science was sadly eclipsed by the rising star of the theoretical school, Isaac Newton, and by the very public falling-out between the two (and Newton's rather petty actions after Hooke's death).
If you don't know the life of Hooke then this book will amaze you.
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