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Micrographia Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

By Robert Hooke
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  • MICROGRAPHIA:
    • Physiological Descriptions
    • MINUTE BODIES
      • MAGNIFYING GLASSES
      • OBSERVATIONS and INQUIRIES thereupon.
    • MAGNIFYING GLASSES
    • OBSERVATIONS and INQUIRIES thereupon.
    • TO THE
  • KING.
    • ROBERT HOOKE.
      • TO THE
    • TO THE
    • ROYAL SOCIETY.
      • ROBERT HOOKE.
      • THE
    • ROBERT HOOKE.
    • THE
  • PREFACE.
    • MICROGRAPHIA,
      • Physiological Descriptions
    • Physiological Descriptions
    • MINUTE BODIES,
      • MAGNIFYING GLASSES;
      • OBSERVATIONS and INQUIRIES thereupon.
      • Observ. I. Of the Point of a sharp small Needle.
      • Observ. II. Of the Edge of a Razor.
      • Observ. III. Of fine Lawn, or Linnen Cloth.
      • Observ. IV. Of fine waled Silk, or Taffety.
      • Observ. V. Of watered Silks, or Stuffs.
      • Observ. VI. Of Small Glass Canes.
      • To make small shot of different sizes; Communicated by his Highness P.R.
      • Observ. VII. Of some Phænomena of Glass drops.
      • Observ. VIII. Of the fiery Sparks struck from a Flint or Steel.
      • Observ. IX. Of the Colours observable in Muscovy Glass, and other thin Bodies.
      • Observ. X. Of Metalline, and other real Colours.
      • Observ. XI. Of Figures observ'd in small Sand.
      • Observ. XII. Of Gravel in Urine.
      • Observ. XIII. Of the small Diamants, or Sparks in Flints.
      • Observ. XIV. Of several kindes of frozen Figures.
      • I.
      • Several Observables in the six-branched Figures form'd on the surface of Urine by freezing.
      • II
      • Observables in figur'd Snow.
      • III.
      • Several kinds of Figures in Water frozen.
      • Observ. XV. Of Kettering-stone, and of the pores of Inanimatebodies.
      • Observ. XVI. Of Charcoal, or burnt Vegetables.
      • Observ. XVII. Of Petrify'd wood, and other Petrify'd bodies.
      • Observ. XVIII. Of the Schematisme or Texture of Cork, and of the Cells and Pores of some other such frothy Bodies.
      • Observations on the Humble and Sensible Plants in M Chiffin'sGarden in Saint James's Park, made August the 9th, 1661. Present, the Lord Brouncker, Sr. Robert Moray, Dr. Wilkins, Mr. Evelin, Dr. Henshaw, and Dr. Clark.
      • Observ. XIX. Of a Plant growing in the blighted or yellow specks of Damask-rose-leaves, Bramble-leaves, and some other kind of leaves.
      • Observ. XX. Of blue Mould, and of the first Principles of Vegetation arising from Putrefaction.
      • Observ. XXI. Of Moss, and several other small-vegetative Substances.
      • Observ. XXII. Of common Sponges, and several other Spongiefibrous bodies.
      • Observ. XXIII. Of the curious texture of Sea-weeds.
      • Observ. XXIV. Of the surfaces of Rosemary, and other leaves.
      • Observ. XXV. Of the stinging points and juice of Nettles, and some other venomous Plants.
      • Observ. XXVI. Of Cowage, and the itching operation of some bodies.
      • Observ. XXVII. Of the Beard of a wilde Oat, and the use that may be made of it for exhibiting always to the Eye the temperature of the Air, as to driness and moisture.
      • Observ. XXVIII. Of the Seeds of Venus looking-glass, or CornViolet.
      • Observ. XXIX. Of the Seeds of Tyme.
      • Observ. XXX. Of the Seeds of Poppy.
      • Observ. XXXI. Of Purslane-seed.
      • Observ. XXXII. Of the Figure of several sorts of Hair, and of the texture of the skin.
      • Observations on several other sorts of Hair.
      • Observ. XXXIII. Of the Scales of a Soal, and other Fishes.
      • Observ. XXXIV. Of the Sting of a Bee.
      • Observ. XXXV. Of the contexture and shape of the particles of Feathers.
      • Observ. XXXVI. Of Peacoks, Ducks, and other Feathers of changeable colours.
      • Observ. XXXVII. Of the Feet of Flies, and several other Insects.
      • Observ. XXXVIII. Of the Structure and motion of the Wings of Flies.
      • Observ. XXXIX. Of the Eyes and Head of a Grey drone-Fly, and of several other creatures.
      • Observ. XL. Of the Teeth of a Snail.
      • Observ. XLI. Of the Eggs of Silk-worms, and other Insects.
      • Observ. XLII. Of a blue Fly.
      • Observ. XLIII. Of the Water-Insect or Gnat.
      • Postscript.
      • Observ. XLIV. Of the tufted or Brush-horn'd Gnat.
      • Observ. XLV. Of the great Belly'd Gnat or female Gnat.
      • Observ. XLVI. Of the white featherwing'd Moth or Tinea Argentea.
      • Observ. XLVII. Of the Shepherd Spider, or long legg'd Spider.
      • Observ. XLVIII. Of the hunting Spider, and several other sorts of Spiders.
      • Observ. XLIX. Of an Ant or Pismire.
      • Observ. L. Of the wandring Mite.
      • Observ. LI. Of the Crab-like Insect.
      • Observ. LII. Of the small Silver-colour'd Book-worm.
      • Observ. LIII. Of a Flea.
      • Observ. LIV. Of a Louse.
      • Observ. LV. Of Mites.
      • Observ. LVI. Of a small Creature hatch'd on a Vine.
      • Observ. LVII. Of the Eels in Vinegar.
      • Observ. LVIII. Of a new Property in the Air, and several other transparent Mediums nam'd Inflection, whereby very many considerable Phænomena are attempted to be solv'd, and divers other uses are hinted.
      • A Table of the Elastick power of the Air, both Experimentally and Hypothetically calculated, according to its various Dimensions.
      • Observ. LIX. Of multitudes of small Stars discoverable by the Telescope.
      • Observ. LX. Of the Moon.
    • MAGNIFYING GLASSES;
    • OBSERVATIONS and INQUIRIES thereupon.
    • Observ. I. Of the Point of a sharp small Needle.
    • Observ. II. Of the Edge of a Razor.
    • Observ. III. Of fine Lawn, or Linnen Cloth.
    • Observ. IV. Of fine waled Silk, or Taffety.
    • Observ. V. Of watered Silks, or Stuffs.
    • Observ. VI. Of Small Glass Canes.
    • To make small shot of different sizes; Communicated by his Highness P.R.
    • Observ. VII. Of some Phænomena of Glass drops.
    • Observ. VIII. Of the fiery Sparks struck from a Flint or Steel.
    • Observ. IX. Of the Colours observable in Muscovy Glass, and other thin Bodies.
    • Observ. X. Of Metalline, and other real Colours.
    • Observ. XI. Of Figures observ'd in small Sand.
    • Observ. XII. Of Gravel in Urine.
    • Observ. XIII. Of the small Diamants, or Sparks in Flints.
    • Observ. XIV. Of several kindes of frozen Figures.
    • I.
    • Several Observables in the six-branched Figures form'd on the surface of Urine by freezing.
    • II
    • Observables in figur'd Snow.
    • III.
    • Several kinds of Figures in Water frozen.
    • Observ. XV. Of Kettering-stone, and of the pores of Inanimatebodies.
    • Observ. XVI. Of Charcoal, or burnt Vegetables.
    • Observ. XVII. Of Petrify'd wood, and other Petrify'd bodies.
    • Observ. XVIII. Of the Schematisme or Texture of Cork, and of the Cells and Pores of some other such frothy Bodies.
    • Observations on the Humble and Sensible Plants in M Chiffin'sGarden in Saint James's Park, made August the 9th, 1661. Present, the Lord Brouncker, Sr. Robert Moray, Dr. Wilkins, Mr. Evelin, Dr. Henshaw, and Dr. Clark.
    • Observ. XIX. Of a Plant growing in the blighted or yellow specks of Damask-rose-leaves, Bramble-leaves, and some other kind of leaves.
    • Observ. XX. Of blue Mould, and of the first Principles of Vegetation arising from Putrefaction.
    • Observ. XXI. Of Moss, and several other small-vegetative Substances.
    • Observ. XXII. Of common Sponges, and several other Spongiefibrous bodies.
    • Observ. XXIII. Of the curious texture of Sea-weeds.
    • Observ. XXIV. Of the surfaces of Rosemary, and other leaves.
    • Observ. XXV. Of the stinging points and juice of Nettles, and some other venomous Plants.
    • Observ. XXVI. Of Cowage, and the itching operation of some bodies.
    • Observ. XXVII. Of the Beard of a wilde Oat, and the use that may be made of it for exhibiting always to the Eye the temperature of the Air, as to driness and moisture.
    • Observ. XXVIII. Of the Seeds of Venus looking-glass, or CornViolet.
    • Observ. XXIX. Of the Seeds of Tyme.
    • Observ. XXX. Of the Seeds of Poppy.
    • Observ. XXXI. Of Purslane-seed.
    • Observ. XXXII. Of the Figure of several sorts of Hair, and of the texture of the skin.
    • Observations on several other sorts of Hair.
    • Observ. XXXIII. Of the Scales of a Soal, and other Fishes.
    • Observ. XXXIV. Of the Sting of a Bee.
    • Observ. XXXV. Of the contexture and shape of the particles of Feathers.
    • Observ. XXXVI. Of Peacoks, Ducks, and other Feathers of changeable colours.
    • Observ. XXXVII. Of the Feet of Flies, and several other Insects.
    • Observ. XXXVIII. Of the Structure and motion of the Wings of Flies.
    • Observ. XXXIX. Of the Eyes and Head of a Grey drone-Fly, and of several other creatures.
    • Observ. XL. Of the Teeth of a Snail.
    • Observ. XLI. Of the Eggs of Silk-worms, and other Insects.
    • Observ. XLII. Of a blue Fly.
    • Observ. XLIII. Of the Water-Insect or Gnat.
    • Postscript.
    • Observ. XLIV. Of the tufted or Brush-horn'd Gnat.
    • Observ. XLV. Of the great Belly'd Gnat or female Gnat.
    • Observ. XLVI. Of the white featherwing'd Moth or Tinea Argentea.
    • Observ. XLVII. Of the Shepherd Spider, or long legg'd Spider.
    • Observ. XLVIII. Of the hunting Spider, and several other sorts of Spiders.
    • Observ. XLIX. Of an Ant or Pismire.
    • Observ. L. Of the wandring Mite.
    • Observ. LI. Of the Crab-like Insect.
    • Observ. LII. Of the small Silver-colour'd Book-worm.
    • Observ. LIII. Of a Flea.
    • Observ. LIV. Of a Louse.
    • Observ. LV. Of Mites.
    • Observ. LVI. Of a small Creature hatch'd on a Vine.
    • Observ. LVII. Of the Eels in Vinegar.
    • Observ. LVIII. Of a new Property in the Air, and several other transparent Mediums nam'd Inflection, whereby very many considerable Phænomena are attempted to be solv'd, and divers other uses are hinted.
    • A Table of the Elastick power of the Air, both Experimentally and Hypothetically calculated, according to its various Dimensions.
    • Observ. LIX. Of multitudes of small Stars discoverable by the Telescope.
    • Observ. LX. Of the Moon.
    • FINIS.
    • THE TABLE.
    • The Schemes.
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