Hooke 16351702 made many contributions to 17th century science but micrographia was his masterpiece. Micrographia was the first book in english to show observations made under a microscope. Mar 29, 2005 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. A polished copper plate was coated with an acidresistant.
Etching was the best way to make a book s illustration in hooke s time. Robert hooke uses the then fairly new microscope to cover many different subjects including insects, plants, organic material, and even the stars and moon, all fully illustrated by hooke in. Hookes micrographia, at project gutenberg downloadable collections, including searchable ascii text and book as complete html document with images hookes micrographia, at linda hall library robert boyle and robert hooke. Robert hookes material models matthew hunter robert hookes micrographia of 1665 is an epochal work in the history of scienti. Micrographia by robert hooke, first edition abebooks passion for books. Robert hookes diary and micrographia teaching resources. Historic microscope images coloring book historic images volume 1. Pdf the incredible, invisible world of robert hooke. Micrographia by robert hooke, 1665 the british library. He also came up with a theory of elasticity, called hookes law, which was an important contribution to physics. Robert hookes micrographia of 1665 and 1667 article in the journal of the royal college of physicians of edinburgh 404. The project gutenberg ebook, micrographia, by robert hooke.
He published a book, micrographia, which had lots of drawings of the things he had seen through his microscope, including a flea. Hookes micrographia of 1665 and 1667, published by order of the royal society, is one of the remarkable works of early experimental science and one which exerted much influence in its time. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. Printed for john martyn, 1667 page images at wisconsin.
Jun 24, 20 did you ever find a book so fascinating you wanted to look at every copy in the world. Or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and inquiries thereupon history of microscopy series micrographia. Immediately download the micrographia summary, chapterbychapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more everything you need for studying or teaching micrographia. First published in 1664, the book contains beautiful illustrations of some of the specimens hooke viewed under the microscopes that he designed. One of the most creative minds in the history of science, robert hooke 16351703 made the observations and lectures appearing in micrographia under the auspices of englands royal society. Robert hooke was still in his twenties when he wrote micrographia, yet in this single volume revealed the immense potential of a single instrument, the microscope, and the many brilliant speculations of a multifaceted mind. It recreates these in large, fullpage sometimes foldout illustrations. Micrographia by robert hooke, first edition abebooks. Published in 1665, hooke uses the book to suggest a new way of doing science, through careful.
Or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and inquiries thereupon, robert hooke, isbn 0940095092, 9780940095090. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Professor lorna gibson discusses robert hooke s book micrographia. With microscopes and other optical devices, hooke drew and then oversaw the engraving of micrographias plates, images that amount to little. Oct 22, 20 smart news keeping you current see the original, 17th century drawings of the microscopic world robert hooke discovered before photo and video, illustrations were the best way for scientists to.
Robert hooke 1635 1703 published in 1665, this is the first publication of the royal society and considered to be the first scientific bestseller. The picture of the flea shown above is one of his most famous images. Very disappointing as the rest of the book is well produced, however the illustrations are the work s most impressive point and this version does them no justice at all. Books by robert hooke national library of medicine. Lost manuscript of robert hooke discovered from the. The book is full of beautiful drawings of creatures and plants seen through the microscope. Jan, 2020 robert hooke july 18, 1635march 3, 1703 was a 17thcentury natural philosopheran early scientistnoted for a variety of observations of the natural world. Published in january 1665, the first major publication of the royal society, it became the first scientific bestseller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new. Unfortunately hooke s wonderful illustrations, reproduced in this book, are far too small to discern any details. Micrographia definition of micrographia by medical dictionary. Published in january 1665, the first major publication of the royal society, it became the first scientific bestseller. Robert hooke 1635 1703 was a renowned scientist and in 1665 he published a book called micrographia.
Or, some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. Published in january 1665, the first major publication of the royal. The micrographia, published under the aegis of the royal society, hookes observations were the first to be carried out with an improved compound microscope, and the first to describe the. It was probably the pictures that prompted pepys to buy the book in the first place. Jul 21, 2011 robert hooke 16351703 was the great pioneer, but he was not alone. Lma looks after robert hookes diary, which has been made part of the unesco uk memory of the world register and there will be an. Henry power published before hooke, but powers book has only a few crude woodcuts.
But perhaps his most notable discovery came in 1665 when he looked at a sliver of cork through a microscope lens and discovered cells. M4b audiobook 03 314mb m4b audiobook 3466 157mb download cover art download cd case insert. Even the wonderful flea picture is barely 2cm x 2cm. At the time, hooke was the curator of experiments for the royal society. The project gutenberg ebook, micrographia, by robert hooke this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
Put that way i guess it sounds a bit mad, but thats exactly what im planning on doing. By the council of the royal society of london for improving of natural knowledge. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your. Etching was the best way to make a books illustration in hookes time. Robert hookes micrographia item of the month books. Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of micrographia. Fellow of this society, entituled, micrographia, or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies, made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon, be printed by john martyn, and james allestry, printers to the said society. The first popular science book in the world is 350 years old this year and it was a volume devoted to the world of the microscope, aptly titled micrographia.
Robert hooke was a member of the royal society, the first scientists proper in england. Micrographia is a historic book by robert hooke, detailing the then thirtyyearold hooke s observations through various lenses. Last weekend i started a new project a census of hookes micrographia. To commemorate his birthday, we are featuring his book micrographia as julys item of the month. Hooke also played an important part in nonscientific activities in london. It is his most famous work, and is notable for the stunning illustrations, drawn by hooke himself.
Micrographia is a historic book by robert hooke, detailing the then thirtyyearold hookes observations through various lenses. With observations and inquiries thereupon, 2nd edition. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by robert hooke, which is now, at last, again available to you. Hooke described in detail the structure of feathers, the stinger of a bee, the radula, or tongue, of mollusks, and the. Biography of robert hooke, the man who discovered cells. Books that influenced or were influenced by robert. Hooke calculated the number of cells in a cubic inch to be 1,259,712,000, and while he couldnt grasp the full effect of his discovery, he did at least appreciate the sheer number of these cells. Micrographia is a historically significant book by robert hooke about his observations through various lenses. See the original, 17th century drawings of the microscopic.
The project gutenberg ebook of micrographia, by robert hooke. Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies m by hooke, robert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. There was one accomplishment, however, that was hookes crowning glory. Hooke recorded all his drawings and observations into micrographia. Robert hookes micrographia of 1665 and 1667 request pdf. Perhaps one of his most wellknown contributions to science was the law of elasticity, known as hookes law, which states that the extension of a spring or wire caused by an applied force is proportional to the force. Micrographia, or, some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. His micrographia was a landmark in the study and depiction of the natural worlds smallest objects and creatures, previously unobserved by the naked eye. Robert hooke has 23 books on goodreads with 527 ratings. Jul 21, 2011 robert hooke 16351703 was, by all accounts, a remarkably versatile scientist and a very, very, difficult man. To commemorate his birthday, we are featuring his book micrographia as julys item of the month hooke published micrographia in 1665 when he was 30 years old. Who is robert hooke robert hooke facts dk find out. Hooke published micrographia in 1665 when he was 30 years old.
The great micrographia hunt begins robert hookes london. Jan 01, 2003 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 dissolvd. Historic microscope images coloring book historic images volume 1 frankie bow. His book micrographia shown here, was the first important work on microscopy the study of minute objects by means of a microscope. With observations and inquiries thereupon with observations and inquiries thereupon robert hooke. As a young adult, he was a financially impoverished scientific inquirer, but came into wealth and good reputation following his actions as surveyor to the city of london after the great fire of 1666 in which he appears to have performed more than half of all. There had been a few who attempted what hooke would famously accomplish, and many others who would follow, expanding and refining what hooke had done by reading the tracts he left for them. Mar 27, 20 samuel pepys famously sat up until 2am reading micrographia, and described it in his diary as the most ingenious book that ever i read in my life.
View a digital version of robert hookes micrographia. Robert hooke hooke, robert, 16351703 the online books page. Micrographia 1665 by hooke robert and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Micrographia project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at title. Micrographia by robert hooke london, 1665 posted on 27 march 20 by felicityhen unless youre lucky enough to be an academic or a rare books librarian you probably dont get much opportunity to read copies of the books hooke had in his library. Buy micrographia by robert hooke from amazons fiction books store. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Nov 02, 2011 an introduction to robert hooke s micrographia by dr william poole, official tutorial fellow, new college. Although not the first publication of microscopical observations, it was the first great work devoted to them, and its impact rivaled that of galileos sidereus nuncius half a century earlier.
He did all kinds of experiments about anything he could think of, but this books. Micrographia the original classic edition by robert. You are about to open a book that revolutionized the art of scientific investigation. Jul 28, 2015 close up of a plate from hookes micrographia the book is divided into sixty observations, or scientific explanations, largely based on the magnified structure of a range of objects and natural phenomena, including the sting of a bee, the point of a needle, and extraordinary images of a flys head, a flea and a louse. Robert hooke 16351703 was the great pioneer, but he was not alone. Buy micrographia by hooke, robert from amazons fiction books store. Using a microscope of his own construction, english scientist robert hooke 16351703 discovered a virtually unexplored world. Micrographia by robert hooke free ebook project gutenberg. Hooke worked in the royal society as head of experiments and his scientific interests were wide. Originally published in 1665, micrographia is the most famous and influential work of english scholar robert hooke 16351703, a notable member of the royal society and the scientist for whom hooke s law of elasticity is named. This book, micrographia, was the first important work on microscopy, the study of minute objects through a microscope.800 1432 717 1130 801 709 304 622 443 722 562 1327 612 968 1254 1253 54 722 12 622 524 1457 431 65 983 33 1076 1202 177 1416 1133 205 678 505 1114 1540 242 872 968 458 1109 1037 21 1498 792 357