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Léon Foucault

Physicist (19-Sep-1819 — 11-Feb-1868)


Amir D. Aczel. Pendulum: Léon Foucault and the Triumph of Science. Simon and Schuster. 2003. 275pp.

William Tobin. The Life and Science of Léon Foucault: The Man Who Proved the Earth Rotates. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 338pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.533)

  6. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.241)

  7. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.244)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.183)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.174)

  10. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.201)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.149)

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