The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment

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Self-styled adventurer, literary wit, philosopher, and statesman of science, Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis (1698-1759) stood at the center of Enlightenment science and culture. Offering an elegant and accessible portrait of this remarkable man, Mary Terrall uses the story of Maupertuis's life, self-fashioning, and scientific works to explore what it meant to do science and to be a man of science in eighteenth-century Europe. Beginning his scientific career as a mathematician in Paris, Maupertuis entered the public eye ...

The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment 2006, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226793610

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The Man Who Flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment 2002, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226793603

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