Simon Schaffer: Pierre Simon Laplace, 14 December 2006
Show More Pierre Simon Laplace 1749-1827: A Determined Scientist by Roger Hahn.
Harvard, 310 pp., £21.95, November 2005, 0 674 01892 3Show More
“... the Bourbon restoration as a newly ennobled marquis and grand old man of the establishment. Roger Hahn has been studying this career for half a century. He has located letters and papers thought to be lost, written on the tough problems of Laplace’s religious beliefs and his relation with Newtonian cosmology, and at last written a new ...”