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Great insight into life in Hooke's time,
This review is from: The Man Who Knew Too Much: The strange and Inventive Life of Robert Hooke, 1635 - 1703 (Paperback)
Found it is great introduction to what life was like for a great scientist at a most interesting time in the history of England, London and science. Covers Hooke's role in the rebuilding of London after the great fire, his work for the Royal (and not so Royal during the republican period) Society.
Relatively easy reading, and I keep find I'm referring back to things I read in this book. A book I wouldn't have bought for myself, but thoroughly enjoyed it.