Patrice Bret

Lavoisier et l'«Encyclopédie méthodique»
Le manuscrit des régisseurs des Poudres et salpêtres pour le «Dictionnaire de l’Artillerie» (1787)

1997, cm 17 x 24, 204 pp. con 20 figg. n.t.

ISBN: 9788822245182

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In 1787 Lavoisier and his colleagues wrote articles for the «Dictionnaire de l’Artillerie»; their manuscript is here published for the first time, from the different versions kept at the Archives of the Académie des Sciences. Dismissing a dogmatic statement of their own field, the 'régisseurs' preferred to write didactic articles for the general public. They presented a state of their experimental research in progress. Lavoisier himself was to write most of the articles dealing with Science.

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