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Title:
The man who flattened the earth : Maupertuis and the sciences in the enlightenment
Author:
Terrall, Mary.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
ix, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Portrait of a man of science -- From Saint-Malo to Paris -- Mathematics and mechanics in the Paris Academy of Sciences -- The expedition to Lapland -- The polemical aftermath of the Lapland expedition -- Beyond Newton and on to Berlin -- Toward a science of living things -- The Berlin Academy of Sciences -- Teleology, cosmology, and least action -- Heredity and materialism -- The final years.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy035/2002006778.html
ISBN:
9780226793603

9780226793610
Format :
Book