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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Chronicles the life of Joseph Priestley, an eighteenth-century scientist and minister who aided in the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and more; and describes his influence over the faith of some of the United States' founding fathers.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781594488528
1594488525
Branch Call Number: 540.92 J69i
QD22.P8 J635 2008
Characteristics: xvi, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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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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