The Invention of Air

The Invention of Air

A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America

Book - 2008
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Recounts the story of Joseph Priestley--scientist and theologian, protege of Benjamin Franklin--an 18th-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the U.S.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9781594488528
Call Number: 921 PRIESTLEY
Characteristics: xvi, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804.
Scientists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Chemists -- Great Britain -- Biography.


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May 08, 2014

This is an excellent book that focuses as much on the processes by which great ideas and great innovators happen as on the history of science in the 18th century and the life of Joseph Priestly. I found the author's deep analysis completely engrossing and richly rewarding. Highly recommended.


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