A More Beautiful City: Robert Hooke and the Rebuilding of London After the Great Fire
Robert Hooke was one of the most gifted men of his age, but he was eclipsed by his contemporaries Isaac Newton and Christopher Wren. This biography provides a rounded portrayal of Hooke's scientific inventions, as well as examining his relationships with Newton and other contemporaries.
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