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The invention of air : an experiment, a journey, a new country and the amazing force of scientific discovery

Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Entertaining ... clear-sighted and intelligent' New Yorker 'It fizzes' Financial Times 'Packed with excellent stuff' Russell Davies In 1794, Joseph Priestley ; amateur scientist, ordained minister and radical thinker ; set sail for America to escape persecution.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: Joseph Priestley; Joseph Priestley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Johnson
ISBN: 9780141044354 0141044357
OCLC Number: 428776243
Description: xvii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Stephen Johnson.

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In 1794, Joseph Priestley - amateur scientist, ordained minister and radical thinker - set sail for America to escape persecution. In this title, the author tells his story: the discovery of oxygen,  Read more...

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A shot of the purest oxygen * Simon Winchester * It fizzes -- John Gapper * FT * Entertaining ... clear-sighted and intelligent * The New Yorker * [Johnson is] an infectiously exciting writer ... The Read more...

 
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