Restless Genius

Restless Genius : Robert Hooke and His Earthly Thoughts

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This book interprets Robert Hooke's Lectures and Discourses of Earthquakes, and Subterraneous Eruptions (1667-1694). Hooke's hypotheses concerning the origin of terrestrial features were of major importance to the development of geology. The volume consists of the original text of the Discourses transposed into modern type and paired with explanatory annotations; a brief up-to-date biography of Hooke, with emphasis on his geological contributions; and a comparison of selected passages from James Hutton, to show the transmission of ideas and Hooke's influence on later geologists.show more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 222.3 x 286.8 x 26.9mm | 1,324.5g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • halftones, line figures
  • 0195066952
  • 9780195066951

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"Drake skillfully focuses on Hooke's research in geologic phenomena and places it within a larger historical context. . . .Beautiful illustrations coupled with Drake's well-written prose make for an enjoyable read." --Choice"Throughout, the book is informed by Drake's considerable scholarship...[She] has brought to life and to our attention the amazingly erudite and fresh voice of Robert Hooke."--Isisshow more

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