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Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc de

Buffon, Georges-Louis Leclerc de (1708–1788)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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...Satellites formed. Earth assumes the shape of an oblate spheroid by Newtonian mechanical principles. 02,936 Epoch 2 : When the consolidation of the material of the Earth has formed the interior rock of the globe as well as the great vitreous masses at its surface Period of gradual cooling of the Earth. Formation of the minerals and metals first at surface, then in the interior. Major mountain ranges formed. Earth cools sufficiently to support life. 2,936–35,000 Epoch 3 : When the waters have covered the continents Water vapor condenses on the Earth's...

Mathematics

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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.... Zurich, 1960. (as Euler Operaomnia, ser. 2, vol. 11, pt. 2). Truesdell, Clifford . Essays in the History of Mechanics . Berlin, 1968. Whiteside, Derek Thomas . Patterns of Mathematical Thought in the Later Seventeenth Century . Archive for History of Exact Sciences 1 (1961), 179–388. On infinitesimal geometry and early Newtonian calculus. Wilson, Curtis Alan . Perturbation and Solar Tables from Lacaille to Delambre: The Rapprochement of Observation and Theory . Archive for History of Exact Sciences 22 (1980), 53–304. Other major articles by this...

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Charles W. J. Withers

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment

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...French, and its “high priest” was Voltaire. The “Revolutionary Enlightenment” drew more evidently upon the writings of Rousseau and had its apotheosis in the life and work of Thomas Paine and William Godwin. A more evidently “Didactic Enlightenment” had Scotland and the Scottish science of man as its originating center and principal focus. For May, these typological differences had different regional expression: the “Skeptical Enlightenment” was stronger, for example, in the slave owning “Stoical South” than ever it was elsewhere. In New England, the new nation...

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