The letters of the Dutch scientist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) are also his complete scholarly work and offer the only access to his ideas. A part of his letters are translated from Latin to English in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. A comprehensive review of his works however didn’t exist. This edition is an important tool for historians who research Van Leeuwenhoek’s role in the Scientific Revolution, as well as for linguists, specialized in 17th and 18th Century Dutch language. This work is also of use for scientists.
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