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

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Courier Corporation, 2003 - Science - 273 pages
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One of the most creative minds in the history of science, Robert Hooke (1635-1703) made the observations and lectures appearing in Micrographia under the auspices of England's Royal Society. The prime... sense of immediacy and excitement. Based upon Hooke's oral presentations, 'Micrographia' requires no scientific background for enjoyable and edifying.
 

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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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