The Invention of Air

The Invention of Air

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

Book - 2008/12/26
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A portrait of scientist and theologian Joseph Priestley evaluates his friendships with such Founding Fathers as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson while citing his role in the nation's intellectual development and the founding of the Unitarian Church.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008/12/26
ISBN: 9781594488528
1594488525
Branch Call Number: 540.92 JOH
Characteristics: xvi, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Kevin1960
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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