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Encyclopaedic visions scientific dictionaries and enlightenment culture by Richard R. Yeo

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England,
  • England.

Subjects:

  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- History and criticism,
  • Science -- Encyclopedias -- Early works to 1800,
  • Science -- History -- Encyclopedias -- History and criticism,
  • Science -- History -- 18th century,
  • Science and civilization -- Early works to 1800,
  • Learning and scholarship -- History -- 18th century,
  • Enlightenment -- England,
  • England -- Intellectual life -- 18th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-322) and index.

StatementRichard Yeo.
GenreEncyclopedias, Early works to 1800.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAE1 .Y46 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 336 p. :
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6794477M
ISBN 100521651913
LC Control Number00063005

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