Noël-Antoine Pluche

Alternative Name(s) abbé Pluche
Date 1688 - 1761
Biographical NotesPriest, professor in Jesuit colleges, later private instructor. His classes in physics became the basis of his international pedagogical best-seller, 'Le Spectacle de la Nature', 1742-1749. This work belongs to the physico-theological tradition, praising God's greatness in every manifestation of nature.
Work(s)Author of De l’esprit des voyages et du commerce (1747) in Le Spectacle de la nature, ou Entretiens sur les particularités de l'histoire naturelle qui ont paru les plus propres à rendre les jeunes gens curieux et à leur former l'esprit