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Pierre Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 A Determined Scientist by Roger Hahn

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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • History of mathematics,
  • History of science,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Scientists,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • France,
  • Laplace, Pierre Simon,,
  • Scientists - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology,
  • marquis de,,
  • 1749-1827,
  • Biography,
  • Mathematicians,
  • Physicists

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages322
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7691609M
ISBN 100674018923
ISBN 109780674018921

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