Restless Genius: Robert Hooke and His Earthly Thoughts

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Restless Genius - Robert Hooke and His Earthly Thoughts *
  • Preface *
  • Contents *
  • Illustrations and Credits *
  • Introduction 3
  • I - Robert Hooke's Life and Work *
  • 1 - The Life of Robert Hooke 9
  • 2 - The Isle of Wight and Its Influence on Hooke's Earthly Thoughts 60
  • 3 - Other Theories of the Earth 69
  • 4 - Hooke's System of the Earth 77
  • 5 - Hooke's Concept of Polar Wandering on an Oblate Spheroid Earth 87
  • 6 - Hooke's Theory of Evolution and Attitude Toward God and Time 96
  • 7 - Plagiarism or Paranoia? 104
  • 8 - Final Assessment 112
  • Notes 129
  • Bibliography 137
  • II - Robert Hooke's Lectures and Discourses of Earthquakes, and Subterraneous Eruptions. *
  • Introduction 155
  • A Discourse of Earthquakes 159
  • Appendix A 367
  • Appendix B 372
  • Index 375
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