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Lavoisier in the year one : the birth of a new science in an age of revolution

Author: Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2005.
Series: Great discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Antoine Lavoisier--who lived at the zenith of the Enlightenment and died at the hands of the French Revolution--was himself a revolutionary. Closely followed by the burgeoning international scientific community, he competed with the best minds of his time to be the first to explain how chemical processes really work. Aided by a large fortune and his accomplished wife, he employed the most ingenious and expensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Antoine Laurent Lavoisier; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier; Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Madison Smartt Bell
ISBN: 0393051552 9780393051551
OCLC Number: 57557426
Description: xi, 214 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ancien régime --
Out of alchemy --
Le principe oxygine --
The chemical revolution --
The end of the year one.
Series Title: Great discoveries.
Responsibility: Madison Smartt Bell.
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Antoine Lavoisier--who lived at the zenith of the Enlightenment and died at the hands of the French Revolution--was himself a revolutionary. Closely followed by the burgeoning international scientific community, he competed with the best minds of his time to be the first to explain how chemical processes really work. Aided by a large fortune and his accomplished wife, he employed the most ingenious and expensive technology of his time in a series of innovative experiments that forever buried medieval alchemy and established a chemical language still in use today. Yet his personal triumph was short-lived, and the glory his achievement brought France could not protect him from the ravages of the Terror.--From publisher description.

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