1686 in science

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The year 1686 in science and technology involved some significant events.

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  1. ^ Mayr, Ernst (1982). The Growth of Biological Thought: diversity, evolution, and inheritance. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press. p. 256. ISBN 0-674-36445-7. 
  2. ^ Egerton, Frank N. (October 2005). "A History of the Ecological Sciences, Part 18: John Ray and His Associates Francis Willughby and William Derham". Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 86 (4): 301–313. doi:10.1890/0012-9623(2005)86[301:ahotes]2.0.co;2. Retrieved 2011-04-26. 
  3. ^ McConnell, Anita (2004). "Machin, John (bap. 1686?, died 1751)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/17533. Retrieved 2007-06-26.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)