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Record #164373:

The man who flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the sciences in the Enlightenment / Mary Terrall.

Title: The man who flattened the Earth: Maupertuis and the sciences in the Enlightenment / Mary Terrall.
Author(s): Terrall, Mary.
Date: 2002.
Publisher: Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Abstract: Biography of Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, French scientist and savant, who first came to prominence by leading an expedition in 1736-37 to Lapland confirming Newton's prediction that the Earth was flattened toward the Poles.
Keywords: 91(08) -- Expeditions: 1736-37 de Maupertuis.
92 -- Biographies: Maupertuis, Pierre-Louis Moreau de.
X -- Biographies and obituaries.
(*3) -- Arctic regions.
(*55) -- European Arctic.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-SHF: 92[Maupertuis, P-L.]
ISBN: 0226793605
SPRI record no.: 164373

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