Talk:Micrographia

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Link 4 of the external links seems to be dead, here is the web archive's copy: [1] - Peak Freak 14:43, 19 Dec 2004

That would be a shame, the Octavio site is rather good and the WebArchive copy probably doesn't handle the page browser popup window. Fortunately it just looks like Octavio have moved the URL slightly. I've now fixed the link. - Solipsist 16:57, 19 Dec 2004 (UTC)

The page about Parkinson's Disease links here - is there a separate page on the writing disorder "micrographia" (excessively small handwriting) or should something about it be added here? Aarnepolkusin 17:52, 2005-02-20 (UTC)

Interesting, I hadn't heard of this other use of the word. Is it common?
In any case, you are looking at a Wikipedia:disambiguation situation. A quick Google search (which may not be right) suggests that Hooke's book is the dominant usage. If that is the case, it is probably best to go for a type3 disambig and put the Parkinson's information at a new page, possibly migrographia (handwriting), with a disamig link at the top of this page and update the other link that comes here so that it goes to the new page directly. -- Solipsist 00:23, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

1664 or 1665?[edit]

The Categories this page is in belong to 1664; the lead para states 1665. Trev M   18:41, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Although it was completed earlier, the book was published in 1665 with a second edition released post-conflagration in 1667.

CastWider (talk) 22:36, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

First image of microorganism[edit]

Micrographia has been credited with containing the first image of a microbe as viewed down a microscope, namely mould on a book.[1]

  1. ^ Gest, H. (2004). The discovery of microorganisms by Robert Hooke and Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, fellows of the Royal Society. Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, 58(2), 187–201.

CastWider (talk) 22:36, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Possible plagiarism[edit]

Hooke has been accused of plagiarizing pictures of snowflakes in Micrographia (which has itself been extensively plagiarized by others) [1]

  1. ^ Ford, B. J. (2010). The Cheat and the Microscope: Plagiarism Over the Centuries. Microscope, 58(1), 21–32.

CastWider (talk) 22:36, 18 July 2015 (UTC)