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The invention of air : a story of science, faith, revolution, and the birth of America

Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph Priestley; Joseph Priestley; Joseph Priestley, Naturforscher.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Johnson
ISBN: 9781594488528 1594488525
OCLC Number: 223801504
Description: xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The vortex --
The electricians --
Rose and nightshade --
Intermezzo: an island of coal --
The wild gas --
A Comet in the system.
Responsibility: Steven Johnson.
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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.

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