Micrographia

Robert HOOKE (1635 - 1703)

Published in 1665, this is the first publication of the Royal Society and considered to be the first scientific best-seller. As opposed to the Latin of other publications of the time like Newton's 'Principia Mathematica', it was written in English to make it accessible to all. 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 detailed hand-drawn diagrams.
The many illustrations which are frequently referenced can be found here (Summary by Jordan)

Genre(s): Nature, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences

Language: English

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Play 01 Dedications DrPGould
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Play 02 Preface (part 1) DrPGould
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Play 03 Preface (part 2) DrPGould
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Play 04 Observ. I. Availle
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Play 05 Observ. II. Availle
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Play 06 Observ. III. Nuria
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Play 07 Observ. IV. Nuria
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Play 08 Observ. V. deongines
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Play 09 Observ. VI. (part 1) MajorHistory
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Play 10 Observ. VI. (part 2) MajorHistory
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Play 11 Observ. VII. Jim Cooper Voice Artist
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Play 12 Observ. VIII. Steve C
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Play 13 Observ. IX. (part 1) Lucretia B.
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Play 14 Observ. IX. (part 2) TriciaG
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Play 15 Observ. X. realisticspeakers
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Play 16 Observ. XI. deongines
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Play 17 Observ. XII. deongines
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Play 18 Observ. XIII. Steve C
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Play 19 Observ. XIV. Nuria
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Play 20 Observ. XV. realisticspeakers
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Play 21 Observ. XVI. ToddHW
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Play 22 Observ. XVII. Larry Wilson
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Play 23 Observ. XVIII. adrien
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Play 24 Observ. XIX. adrien
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Play 25 Observ. XX. MorganScorpion
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Play 26 Observ. XXI. MorganScorpion
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Play 27 Observ. XXII. MorganScorpion
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Play 28 Observ. XXIII. DrPGould
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Play 29 Observ. XXIV. DrPGould
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Play 30 Observ. XXV. MorganScorpion
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Play 31 Observ. XXVI. DrPGould
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Play 32 Observ. XXVII. shelleturner
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Play 33 Observ. XXVIII. Amy Gramour
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Play 34 Observ. XXIX. deongines
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Play 35 Observ. XXX. Amy Gramour
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Play 36 Observ. XXXI. deongines
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Play 37 Observ. XXXII. Kristine Bekere
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Play 38 Observ. XXXIII. Bhavya
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Play 39 Observ. XXXIV. DrPGould
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Play 40 Observ. XXXV. DrPGould
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Play 41 Observ. XXXVI. DrPGould
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Play 42 Observ. XXXVII. John
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Play 43 Observ. XXXVIII. John
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Play 44 Observ. XXXIX. Kristine Bekere
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Play 45 Observ. XL. Devorah Allen
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Play 46 Observ. XLI. DrPGould
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Play 47 Observ. XLII. DrPGould
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Play 48 Observ. XLIII. DrPGould
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Play 49 Observ. XLIV. deongines
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Play 50 Observ. XLV. deongines
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Play 51 Observ. XLVI. deongines
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Play 52 Observ. XLVII. Sonia
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Play 53 Observ. XLVIII. Phil Schempf
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Play 54 Observ. XLIX. adrien
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Play 55 Observ. L. DrPGould
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Play 56 Observ. LI. DrPGould
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Play 57 Observ. LII. Visal
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Play 58 Observ. LIII. deongines
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Play 59 Observ. LIV. deongines
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Play 60 Observ. LV. deongines
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Play 61 Observ. LVI. deongines
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Play 62 Observ. LVII. deongines
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Play 63 Observ. LVIII. (part 1) DrPGould
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Play 64 Observ. LVIII. (part 2) DrPGould
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Play 65 Observ. LIX. Larry Wilson
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Play 66 Observ. LX. Larry Wilson
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