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Brandy, balloons & lamps : Ami Argand, 1750-1803

Author: John J Wolfe
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brandy, Balloons, & Lamps: Ami Argand, 1750-1803 is the first biography of the remarkable Genevese scientist who literally turned on the lights at the beginning of the Enlightenment to illuminate the Industrial Revolution. Featuring 62 color plates and 106 black-and-white illustrations, Wolfe provides a colorful record of how Argand advanced Western civilization." "Though modest about his accomplishments, Argand
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ami Argand; Ami Argand; Ami Argand; Aimé Argand
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Wolfe
ISBN: 0809322781 9780809322787
OCLC Number: 40693822
Description: xiv, 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Other Titles: Brandy, balloons, and lamps
Responsibility: John J. Wolfe.
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