The Father of Modern Science and an 'unsung' hero...
Robert Hooke
"In tribute to his genius and dedication to experimental science and creative thought...
and his pioneering contributions to Microscopy!"
by Maurice Smith - March 13th 2000
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Note: The main source of reference for this article is the book - "Robert Hooke And The Royal Society", by Richard Nichols, published 1999 by The Book Guild Ltd, 25 High Street, Lewes, Sussex. England. ISBN 1 85776 465 X. Mr. Nichols' book has been used extensively for the writing of this article - with some cross-referencing done through the list of sources below. All conjectures are my own. The extensive research illuminating the bulk of information here is entirely through the work of Richard Nichols.

The purpose of this article is to encourage you to purchase the two books by Richard Nichols and learn from his detailed research - the extraordinary life of Robert Hooke and the contribution he made to science. This article is but the briefest summary of Richard Nichols' book and serves as a recommendation to a fine and detailed publication.

Main Reference
: "Robert Hooke And The Royal Society", by Richard Nichols, published 1999 by The Book Guild Ltd, 25 High Street, Lewes, Sussex. England. ISBN 1 85776 465 X. Not referred to but also by the same author: "The diaries of Robert Hooke - The Leonardo of London", published in 1994 by The Book Guild Ltd.

Other Good Books on Robert Hooke
"Robert Hooke" by Margaret 'Espinasse,(London, 1956).
"Never at Rest" by R.S. Windfall.
"Biographical Dictionary of Scientists" Collins, 1994
"Great Feuds in Science" by Hal Hellman.
"Micrographia" reproduced on CD. Web-Link
"The Life of Dr. Robert Hooke," Posthumous Works by Richard Waller(London, 1705).
"Introduction, Posthumous Works," reprinted. (New York, 1969) by R.S. Westfall
"Never at Rest" by R.S. Westfall.
"Robert Hooke as Mechanic and Natural Philosopher," Notes and Records of the Royal Society 35
(1980-1981) by J A Bennett
"Restless Genius, the Earthly Thoughts of Robert Hooke," by Dr. T. Ellen Drake, State University of Oregon,
"The Royal Society and its Fellows 1660 - 1700," by Michael Hunter.
"Founders of British science : John Wilkins, Robert Boyle, John Ray, Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke,
Isaac Newton
" by J G Crowther, (London, 1960).

For a list of web sites containing references to the life and work of Robert Hooke - go here!

Museums and Institutes retaining information, artifacts or replicas of Robert Hook's creations.
Science Museum, S.Kensington. London, England. (Replicas of Microscopes, lamps,barometers).
The Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG (Diaries, Books, Library). Web-Link
Freshwater Museum, Isle of Wight, England.
There are more:
please advise me!
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