Table of contents for The man who flattened the earth : Maupertuis and the sciences in the enlightenment / Mary Terrall.


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List of Illustrations vi
Acknowledgments vii
List of Abbreviations viii
A Note on Translations ix


1. Portrait of a Man of Science

2. From Saint-Malo to Paris  16

3. Mathematics and Mechanics in the Paris Academy of Sciences   35

4. The Expedition to Lapland  88

5. The Polemical Aftermath of the Lapland Expedition  130

6. Beyond Newton and on to Berlin   173

7. Toward a Science of Living Things   199

8. The Berlin Academy of Sciences   231

9. Teleology, Cosmology, and Least Action   270

10. Heredity and Materialism    310

11. The Final Years   349


Bibliography 371

Index 393




 Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
  Maupertuis, 1698-1759, 
  Scientists France Biography