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Lavoisier, chemist, biologist, economist

Author: Jean-Pierre Poirier
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1996.
Series: The chemical sciences in society series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) is well known as the founder of modern chemistry. Notwithstanding his importance in the history of science, however, Lavoisier was much more than a scientist. He was also a successful financier, a respected economist, and an influential adminstrator, deeply involved in the economic and political reform of eighteenth-century France. While Jean-Pierre Poirier's account of  Read more...
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Poirier, Jean Pierre.
Lavoisier, chemist, biologist, economist.
Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1996
(OCoLC)609695211
Named Person: Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-Pierre Poirier
ISBN: 0812233654 9780812233650
OCLC Number: 35235488
Description: xxiv, 516 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Title: The chemical sciences in society series.
Other Titles: Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier, 1743-1794.
Responsibility: Jean-Pierre Poirier ; translated from the French by Rebecca Balinski.

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Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) is well known as the founder of modern chemistry. Notwithstanding his importance in the history of science, however, Lavoisier was much more than a scientist. He was also a successful financier, a respected economist, and an influential adminstrator, deeply involved in the economic and political reform of eighteenth-century France. While Jean-Pierre Poirier's account of Lavoisier's scientific accomplishments refines our understanding of his role in the chemical revolution and the early historic of organic chemistry and physiology, and goes beyond recent scholarship in attributing to Lavoisier comprehension of the metabolic role of the liver, it is in his examination of Lavoisier's political and economic activities and accomplishments that he breaks new ground.

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