Robert Hooke: Natural Philosopher and Scientific Explorer (Signature Lives: Scientific Revolution)

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Robert Hooke is best known for his studies of light, sound, and microscopic beings. Sometimes called Englands Leonardo da Vinci, Hookes works included detailed drawings and descriptions of his observations of nature, and he was a creative genius and inventor. Although Hooke had enemies who felt that he did not deserve credit for his experiments, he never stopped working and studying. Robert Hooke devoted his life to learning more about the modern world, and many of his findings are used today.

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Formerly an editor at the educational publisher 'Weekly Reader', Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.

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Some would say the greatest revolutions are not fought on the battlefield, but in the laboratory. The Signature Lives series illustrates the revolutions inspired by Tycho Brahe, Robert Hooke, Gerardus Mercator, and Sir Isaac Newton. In 150 years of the --NSTA Recommends

This well-documented, 112-page book will introduce middle and high school readers to the productive life of Robert Hooke, a creative scientist, architect, and inventor with wide-ranging interests and an inquiring mind. Hooke provided insightful ideas and --Science Books & Films

This biography of the multi-talented seventeenth-century English scientist and philosopher Robert Hooke places the thinker firmly in the context of the periods scientific revolution. Following an opening chapter that outlines some of Hookes key contribu --Children's Literature

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