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Robert Boyle A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature

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ISBN-10: 0521561000

ISBN-13: 9780521561006

Edition: 1996

Authors: Robert Boyle, Edward B. Davis, Michael Hunter

List price: $145.00
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First published in 1686, this book presents Robert Boyle's attack on the era's prevailing notions of the natural world, which depicted nature as a wise, benevolent and purposeful being.
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Book details

List price: $145.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/7/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 212
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Born in Munster, Ireland, of English parents, Robert Boyle was among the earliest scientists who studied nature and drew conclusions justified by experiments. A son of a wealthy man, he received a good education. In 1654 he set up a laboratory in Oxford, England, and hired Robert Hooke (1634-1703) as his laboratory assistant. Boyle and Hooke designed a greatly improved air pump, which enabled them to study the behavior of air by creating a sufficient vacuum. In 1660 Boyle published Spring and Weight of the Air in which he articulated Boyle's Law, describing the inverse relationship between the temperature and the pressure of a gas. In 1661 Boyle published The Sceptical Chymist in which he…    

A renowned world expert on Robert Boyle,Michael Hunteris professor of history, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Chronology
Further reading
A note on the text
A Free Enquiry into the Vulgarly Received Notion of Nature
The Preface
Glossary
Index