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  Robert Hooke
Hooke's language may be archaic, but his meaning is quite modern: Dead wood could be turned to stone by the action of water rich in dissolved minerals, which would deposit minerals throughout the wood.
Hooke realized, two and a half centuries before Darwin, that the fossil record documents changes among the organisms on the planet, and that species have both appeared and gone extinct throughout the history of life on Earth.
A brief biography of Hooke, with a listing of his contributions to mathematics, is part of the resources in the history of mathematics maintained at the School of Mathematics of Trinity College, Dublin.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /history/hooke.html   (1223 words)

  
  Robert Hooke - MSN Encarta
Hooke was born on the Isle of Wight and educated at the University of Oxford.
Hooke's most important contributions include the correct formulation of the theory of elasticity, which states that an elastic body stretches in proportion to the force that acts upon it; and analysis of the nature of combustion.
Hooke was also a pioneer in microscopic research and published his observations, which included the discovery of plant cells.
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 Robert Hooke Summary
Robert Hooke, the son of a clergyman in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight, was born on July 18, 1635.
Robert Hooke was born in Freshwater in England in 1635.
Hooke's collaboration with Christopher Wren was particularly fruitful and yielded The Royal Observatory at Greenwich, The Monument (to the Great Fire) and St Paul's Cathedral, whose dome uses a method of construction conceived by Hooke.
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 Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke was born at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, son of John Hooke, curate at All Saints' Church.
Robert Hooke was one of the most brilliant and versatile of seventeenth-century English scientists, but he is also one of the lesser known; his persona and his contributions are far outweighed in public perception by those of Newton and of Wren.
Hooke's image of a flea is famous; perhaps less well-known is his invention of the term 'cell' in a biological context as a result of his studies of cork.
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 England's Leonardo - Robert Hooke
Robert Boyle, and Robert Hooke, however, were probably the first scientists to encounter this fact of life, for while they were not the first men to perform experiments, they were the first to undertake whole courses of experiments and, in Hooke's case, conduct them in disciplines as diverse as physics and physiology.
Hooke's references to the use of gunpowder probably relate to the agent that was to be used to compress the artificial muscle prior to its activation.
Hooke was an assiduous collector of data relating to the natural world, and he took particular pleasure in using the telescope and the microscope to add to it.
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 Rocky Road: Robert Hooke
Hooke was born on the Isle of Wight in 1635.
Hooke accurately observed that, depending on where they were found, fossils varied in hardness and color, and also noted that while some fossils were complete and pristine, others were badly broken.
Hooke may have been the first person to make one of these, and he was the first to describe its manufacture.
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 Robert Hooke
Hooke designed new tools and redesigned existing instruments for measuring the depth of the sea, air pressure, wind velocity, rain fall, and he constructed a superior micrometer.
It is important to note that Hooke took part in the great Oxford movement, which resulted in the foundation of the Royal Society, and in fact his "Micrographia," was renowned as one of the early gems of the Society.
Hooke wrote to Isaac Newton in 1679 asking for his opinion:- of the compounding the celestial motions of the planets of a direct motion by the tangent (inertial motion) and an attractive motion towards the central body...
www.ilt.columbia.edu /projects/bluetelephone/html/hooke.html   (809 words)

  
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Robert Hooke's father was John Hooke who was a curate at All Saints Church in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.
At Westminster, Robert Hooke found his feet in the city that was to provide the theatre of operations for the greater part of his career.
ROBERT HOOKE is regarded as the inventor of a useable two-lensed microscope.
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 Seeing Further, The Legacy of Robert Hooke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Robert Hooke's genius is hidden in shadows created partly by Hooke himself, but largely by Isaac Newton, a man who could not speak without contempt for Hooke, even long after Hooke's death, and who may well have taken steps to obliterate much of Hooke's contributions to science.
Among Hooke's contributions are the correct formulation of the theory of elasticity, the kinetic hypothesis of gases and the nature of combustion.
Hooke, and it must be said this attribute would be required of him if he was to do a proper job as curator of Experiments, flitted from one topic to another.
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 Hooke biography
Robert Hooke's father was John Hooke who was a curate at All Saints Church in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.
Hooke was never a person who did one thing at a time, indeed he seemed at his best when his mind was jumping from one idea to another.
Hooke did indeed come up with a vast range of brilliant ideas many of which were claimed by others not because they wished to steal them from him, but rather because Hooke never followed through developing his ideas into building comprehensive theories.
www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk /history/Biographies/Hooke.html   (3158 words)

  
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Robert Hooke left no clear drawings or even descriptions for either a complete flying machine or for any kind of 'artificial muscle'.
What especially interested Hooke were the different wing-velocities of flies and bees on the one hand, and butterflies and moths on the other.
Not until Robert Hooke published his own microscopical researches, in 1665, was it made manifest to the scientific world that the microscope revealed an organized realm of nature that was as diverse in its structures and as vast in its scale as the telescopic universe.
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 Robert Hooke - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Although weather records were kept for different locations as early as the 14th century, meteorology did not become a genuine natural science until...
The first observations of cells were made in 1665 by English scientist Robert Hooke, who used a crude microscope of his own invention to examine a...
The collection and study of fossils began in the late 17th century when English naturalist Robert Hooke examined fossils of marine creatures from...
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 ROBERT HOOKE
After having studied at Oxford, he became assistant to Robert Boyle, one of the leading scientists of the day.
Hooke appears to have been especially active in microscopy in the years 1663-1667 and between 1677 and 1681.
Hooke's correspondence with Leeuwenhoek dates to the second period.
shl.stanford.edu /Eyes/MICRO_FINI/Hooke/robert_hooke.htm   (128 words)

  
 The Curious Life of Robert Hooke - Lisa Jardine
Whether Hooke is really as overlooked or underappreciated as Jardine claims is open for debate (consider, for example, the prominent place and role he has in Neal Stephenson's recent novel, Quicksilver), but he certainly has suffered some neglect.
Hooke went to London and managed to impress at school and university, leading eventually to his coming to becoming an assistant for Robert Boyle.
Hooke's life is hard to get a grip on, as he did so much (and lived in busy, complicated times, with politics -- scientific and otherwise -- playing an enormous role).
www.complete-review.com /reviews/scibio/hooker1.htm   (1576 words)

  
 Robert Hooke - Biography Pt.3
In 1682, Hooke resigns as secretary for the Royal Society, and, realizing that much of his work is being used as the basis for the research of others such as Sir Isaac Newton, he becomes increasingly secretive about his findings.
In 1687, Hooke suffers the untimely loss of his niece and live-in relative Grace (with whom he was enamored).
Hooke's last invention, a Marine Telescope, is presented to the Royal Society by Sir Edmund Halley in 1700.
www.roberthooke.com /robert_hooke_biography_003.htm   (498 words)

  
 Come back and learn about Robert Hooke
>>Things Robert Hooke invented include Hooke's Law, the anchor escapement, the anemometer, the spirit level, the weather station, the use of rhumb lines to navigate a great circle route, the Gregorian reflecting telescope, the law of elasticity, the telescope crosshair sight, the sash window, and binary stars.
He was the first to refer to cells in living matter, the first to study fossils and hypothesise that they were extinct species, the first to report Jupiter's Red Spot and deduce by it that the planet rotated, and the first to report the rotation of Mars.
>>In conclusion, Hooke was born in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.
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 Robert Hooke
After 1655 he was employed and patronized Robert Boyle, who turned his skill to account in the construction of his air-pump.
Hooke fulfilled the duties of secretary to the Royal Society during five years after the death of Henry Oldenburg in 1677, publishing in 1681-82 the papers read before that body under the title of Philosophical Collections.
Grace Hooke, who had lived with him for many years, caused him deep affliction; a lawsuit with Sir John Cutler about his salary (decided, however, in his favor in 1696) occasioned him prolonged anxiety; and the repeated anticipation of his discoveries inspired him with a morbid jealousy.
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 Robert Hooke
No portrait survives of Robert Hooke, and his name is somewhat obscure today, due in part to the enmity of his famous, influential, and extremely vindictive colleague, Sir Isaac Newton.
Yet Hooke was perhaps the greatest experimental scientist of the seventeenth century.
Hooke had discovered plant cells -- more precisely, what Hooke saw were the cell walls in cork tissue (as shown in the illustration to the left).
www.miramar.sdccd.cc.ca.us /faculty/dtrubovi/micro/history/Hooke.htm   (557 words)

  
 Robert Hooke
Robert Hooke was perhaps one of the most important scientists from the 17th century.
One must realize that Robert Hooke's advances in the field of Microscopy and Astronomy opened doors which would one day lead to discoveries from scientists such as Dr.
Robert Hooke's remains were exhumed and reburied somewhere in North London in the 18th century, nut no one seems to know exactly where.
www.roberthooke.com   (416 words)

  
 Introduction
A brief biography of Robert Hooke FRS - scientist, inventor, architect - a man who, despite much ill-health, energetically pursued a huge variety of interests in science, technology and architecture, and who did so much to promote the Royal Society in its early years.
Hooke was a considerable scientist who became a considerable architect and then returned to science.
Hooke's famous work on microscopy was published in 1665.
www.roberthooke.org.uk /intro.htm   (244 words)

  
 Robert Hooke 1635 - 1703 - The Inspirational Father of Modern Science
Robert contracted smallpox as a child, surviving disfigured and scarred.
Sadly, his father committed suicide by hanging himself when Robert Hooke was thirteen, leaving only a moderate inheritance of 40.00 pounds to Robert.
It is possibly an early sign of his intelligence that Robert was able to combat both emotional and physical scarring, irregular schooling, and the effects of becoming orphaned at an early age.
www.microscopy-uk.org.uk /mag/artmar00/hooke1.html   (1030 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London: Books: Lisa Jardine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hooke was the sort of man who over-reached and had too many balls in the air at once.
Robert Hooke, when he is thought of at all, is generally remembered as the "vain, bad-tempered, quarrelsome adversary of Sir Isaac Newton", forever seeking acknowledgment that it was he, not Newton, who first published the inverse square law of gravitational attraction.
Hooke, with his talent for taking on many roles at once, became instrumental in the reconstruction of the city, accepting the post of Chief Surveyor, and personally designing many notable buildings, including Bedlam Hospital and the Royal College of Physicians.
www.amazon.ca /Curious-Life-Robert-Hooke-Measured/dp/006053897X   (1692 words)

  
 The Galileo Project
Hooke did not take a B.A. He was nominated for the M.A. by Lord Clarendon, the Chancellor of the university, 1663; I am not going to list it.
Hooke was employed as an architect by a number of private patrons, including Boyle's sister, Lady Ranelagh.
The relation verges on mere employment, but Hooke's dedication of his first book to Boyle, together with Boyle's continued support of him in London until Hooke had gained sufficient income and Boyle's contribution to his observing turret, all incline me to consider the relation as patronage.
galileo.rice.edu /Catalog/NewFiles/hooke.html   (1099 words)

  
 Isle of Wight History: The Life of Robert Hooke.
Hooke, in company with the scientist, Wilkins, retire to Durdans, near Epsom to continue various experiments.
Hooke was appointed surveyor of London, to reestablish property lines and to supervise the rebuilding, along with Sir Christopher Wren, from 1666 - 1676.
Hooke succeeded him to the post of Secretary of the Royal Society, while still maintaining his responsibilities as Curator.
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 Biografia de Robert Hooke
Hooke aplicó sus estudios a la construcción de componentes de relojes.
Ese mismo año publicó Robert Hooke su obra Micrographia, en la cual incluyó estudios e ilustraciones sobre la estructura cristalográfica de los copos de nieve y discusiones sobre la posibilidad de manufacturar fibras artificiales mediante un proceso similar al que siguen los gusanos de seda.
Los estudios de Hooke sobre fósiles microscópicos le llevaron a ser uno de los primeros impulsores de la teoría de la evolución de las especies.
www.biografiasyvidas.com /biografia/h/hooke.htm   (302 words)

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