Micrographia: Or Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made With Magnifying Glasses With Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

By Robert Hooke

Synopsis: Micrographia is a historic book by Robert Hooke, detailing the then thirty-year-old Hooke’s observations through various lenses. Published in September 1665, the first major publication of the Royal Society, it was the first scientific best-seller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. It is also notable for coining the biological term cell. – From Wikipedia Entry

Published: September 1665 | ISBN-13: 978-0554346243

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Micrographia on Gutenberg Project: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15491

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