Micrographia: Or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses, with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

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Courier Dover Publications, 1665 - Science - 273 pages
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The prime impetus for the spread of microscopy during the 18th century, this classic moves gracefully among its topics, including the structure of molds, visual apparatus of the fly, cellular structure of cork, and life cycle of the mosquito. No scientific background is necessary to appreciate its ideas, inspirations, and insights.
  

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User Review  - John Gribbin - Goodreads

The first great scientific book written in English, beautifully illustrated (many of the drawings were by Hooke's friend Christopher Wren) and easily accessible for the layman. Samuel Pepys got an ... Read full review

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read this on microform :-) Read full review

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Page xxiii - So many are the links, upon which the true Philosophy depends, of which, if any one be loose, or weak, the whole chain is in danger of being dissolv'd ; it is to begin with the Hands and Eyes, and to proceed on through the Memory, to be continued by the Reason ; nor is it to stop there, but to come about to the Hands and Eyes again...
Page xxi - The truth is, the Science of Nature has been already too long made only a work of the Brain and the Fancy ; It is now high time that it should return to the plainness and soundness of Observations on material and obvious things.

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