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Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon

Naturalist (7-Sep-1707 — 16-Apr-1788)


A. de Chesnel. Vie de Buffon. Paris, France: Librairie de Debécourt. 1843. 425pp. Language: French.

Louis Dimier. Buffon. Paris: Nouvelle Librairie Nationale. 1919. 308pp.

Otis E. Fellows; Stephen F. Milliken. Buffon. New York: Twayne. 1972. 186pp.

Marie-Jean-Pierre Flourens. Histoire des Travaux et des Idés de Buffon. Paris, France: L. Hachette. 1850. 363pp. Language: French.

Jeff Loveland. Rhetoric and Natural History: Buffon in Polemical and Literary Context. Oxford, UK: Voltaire Foundation. 2001. 214pp.

John Lyon; Phillip R. Sloan. From Natural History to the History of Nature: Readings from Buffon and His Critics. University of Notre Dame Press. 1981. 406pp.

Jacques Roger. Buffon: A Life in Natural History. Cornell University Press. 1997. 492pp.


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  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.225)

  6. European Authors 1000-1900 (pp.130-31)

  7. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.148)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.121)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.105)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of Foreign Literature (p.39)

  11. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (p.63)

  12. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.103)

  13. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.78)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.45)

  15. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.75)

  16. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.148)

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