Micrographia is a historic book by Robert Hooke, detailing the then thirty-year-old Hooke's observations through various lenses. Published in September 1665, the first major publication of the Royal Society, it was the first scientific best-seller, inspiring a wide public interest in the new science of microscopy. It is also notable for coining the biological term cell.

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Robert Hooke - Science - Microscopy
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Micrographia - Bibliography
... "Micrographia or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses" ...