image Hooke R, IM007027
Image number: RS.6238
Credit: © The Royal Society

Microscopic view of frozen figures

Date

1665

Creator

Robert Hooke (1635-1703, British), Natural philosopher

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 300mm
width (print): 180mm

Subject

Physics
   > Optics
      > Microscopy
Biology

Description

Illustrations showing microscopic views of: figure formed on the surface of frozen urine (Fig. 1); snowflakes (Figs. 2 and 3); shapes made by ice forming on water (Figs. 4 and 5); furrows in ice-flakes (Fig. 6). Schem. VIII from Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and Inquiries thereupon, by Robert Hooke (London, 1665).

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