1748 in science

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The year 1748 in science and technology involved some significant events.


  • Rediscovery of the ruins of Pompeii.


Earth sciences[edit]

  • Publication in Amsterdam of the Neptunian theory of French diplomat Benoît de Maillet (died 1738) in Telliamed, ou entretiens d’un philosophe indien avec un missionnaire françois, sur la diminution de la mer, la formation de la terre, l’origine de l’homme... as edited by Abbé Jean Baptiste de Mascrier.









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  8. ^ A Journal of natural philosophy, chemistry and the arts, p. 159, The invention of the detached escapement belongs to P. Le Roy 
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