A World On Fire: A Heretic, An Aristocrat, And The Race To Discover Oxygen

A World On Fire: A Heretic, An Aristocrat, And The Race To Discover Oxygen by Joe Jackson
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ISBN
9780143038832
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
432
Dimensions
138 x 210mm

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Like Charles Seife's 'Zero' and Dava Sobel's 'Longitude', this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton and Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction. In chronicling the triumph and ruin of the English freethinker Joseph Priestley and the French nobleman Antoine Lavoisier-the former exiled, the latter executed on the guillotine-'A World On Fire' illustrates the perilous place of science in an age of unreason.
ISBN:
9780143038832
Publication Date:
03 / 09 / 2007
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
138 x 210mm

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