The Curious Life of Robert Hooke – Lisa Jardine


Learn about the architect, surveyor and scientist, Robert Hooke, who spent his life largely on the Isle of Wight.


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The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured LondonĀ by Lisa Jardine

Architect, engineer, surveyor and scientist, Robert Hooke was a multi-talented maverick. He was the first curator of Experiments at the Royal Society; helped Christopher Wren re-build London after the Great Fire of 1666; discovered the mathematical formula for elasticity; and conceived of gravity before his deadly rival, Newton.

Now Lisa Jardine reappraised his extraordinary life and times – to compelling effect.