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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, N.Y. : Riverhead Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Riverhead trade pbk. edView 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: Biographie
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Joseph Priestley; Joseph Priestley; Joseph Priestley; Joseph (Naturwissenschaftler) Priestley; Joseph Priestley
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Johnson
ISBN: 9781594484018 1594484015
OCLC Number: 311778226
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: xx, 276 pages : illustrations ; 21 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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