1787 in science

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The year 1787 in science and technology involved some significant events.

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  1. ^ Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey (1986). Women in Science: Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. pp. 97–98. ISBN 0-262-65038-X. 
  2. ^ "Jacques Alexandre César Charles". Centennial of Flight. U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission. 2001. Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  3. ^ *Roy, William (1790). "An Account of the Trigonometrical Operation, Whereby the Distance between the Meridians of the Royal Observatories of Greenwich and Paris Has Been Determined". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 80: 111–254. doi:10.1098/rstl.1790.0015. 
  4. ^ Harvey, W. S.; Downs-Rose, G. (1980). "The Improved Atmospheric Engine". William Symington, inventor and engine builder. London: Northgate Publishing. pp. 19–32. ISBN 0-85298-443-X. 
  5. ^ "John Wilkinson (1728 – 1808)". History – Historic Figures. BBC. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  6. ^ van Laun, John (2001). Early Limestone Railways. London: Newcomen Society. pp. 203–4. ISBN 0-904685-09-8. 
  7. ^ Occasional Paper (Railway and Canal Historical Society, Early Railway Group). 184,192. 
  8. ^ McCutcheon, W. Alan (1984). The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland. Belfast: HMSO. p. 16. ISBN 0-8386-3125-8.