This is an excellent biography of the genius Robert Hooke detailing his many many inventions and theories as well as his disputes with many of his contemporaries, Isaac Newton included of course. You will be astonished at just what he was involved with inventing and/or improving as well as be surprised at the architectural impact he had on London after the great fire. Some good insights into the early days of the Royal Society and coffee house life in London. A great number of famous people from the time appear as “bit parts”.