Galileo and Hooke

Active selection in cart:
Whew, it's Hot! How the temperature of the air could be measured was demonstrated by Galileo. He showed that a liquid, which expanded when it became hot, forced its way up a tube. A way of measuring atmospheric pressure came along with barometers. One of these was the wheel version (inset) made by Robert Hooke in 1665. Original artwork for the illustrations on p15 of L&L issue no. 966 (13 September 1980).

License this premium image

Available worldwide for immediate download up to 3,443 x 4,648 pixels. This image may be licensed for any specified use.


  1. Log in or Register (in 30 seconds)
  2. image(s)
  3. Click on Go to cart
  4. Choose intended use or request a quote
  5. Confirm terms & conditions
  6. Pay by card, PayPal or bank transfer

Can we help?

Look and Learn is one of the world’s leading sources of historical and cultural images for personal and commercial use. Feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.