(52) Robert Hooke
, Micrographia, or Some physiological descriptions
Dr Aled Gruffydd Jones, National Library of Wales chief executive and librarian, said: "Robert Hooke
was an incredibly influential figure and Micrographia's impact on the scientific world cannot be over emphasised.
Breugel Camp, by Neal Jones, inset, shortlisted for the John Moores Prize in 2008 Refractions (Robert Hooke
), by Jason Thompson Detail from Gleeson''s Bar, Dublin, one of John Moores-shortlisted artist Steve Proudfoot's works Chester-born artist Tim Ellis Richard Harrison, who is short-listed for the John Moores Painting Prize in front of one of his other works, Triassic (2010)
Francis Bacon had died the year before, and Robert Hooke
and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek would be born a few years later.
Peter's, from the early modern theater to the laboratories of Robert Hooke
, from Chaucer's Miller to Milton's Pandemonium, Engines of the Imagination vividly renders the peculiar, nonmodern aspects of machines: their theological associations, the sense of wonder they provoked, the ingenuity necessary to compose them, their "formalism," their prestige and complexity--their copiousness, in a word, as well as their sometime utility.
In 1667 Robert Hooke
, Curator of Experiments to the Royal Society, read in a paper before the Society," ...
10.00 Robert Hooke
:Victim of Genius.11.00 Twelve Monkeys (1995).
It is, for instance, following experiments performed by Boyle and Robert Hooke
, that Locke begins to consider the nature of respiration (resulting in the 1666 'Repirationis Usus').
John Evelyn, Robert Hooke
, John Locke, and Nicholas Barbon--but his real interest lies in the changes that swept over English life between 1666 and 1708 when the final stone of the cathedral was laid.
Created by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke
, the monument is the tallest free-standing stone column in the world.
Cesi used the instrument to discover how ferns reproduce and to describe the anatomy of--once again--the bee (his microscope-aided printed illustration preceded Robert Hooke
's Micrographia by a generation).