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Skeptical chemist : the story of Robert Boyle

Author: Roberta Baxter
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2006.
Series: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Boyle, the favorite son of the wealthiest man in England and Ireland, could have lived a life of luxury. Instead he committed himself to advancing scientific knowledge and to helping lay the foundation of modern chemistry. Boyle used his wealth to help found the Royal Society, the first state-chartered scientific organization, and to build an elaborate laboratory in which he performed many important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Literature
Biographies
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle; Robert Boyle
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Baxter
OCLC Number: 1195020770
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages : illustrations (some color)).
Contents: Privileged son --
Dilettante scientist --
The spring of air --
Boyle's law --
Chemical analysis --
Plague and fire --
Poor health --
Legacy --
Timeline.
Series Title: Profiles in science (Greensboro, N.C.)
Responsibility: Roberta Baxter.
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Robert Boyle, the favorite son of the wealthiest man in England and Ireland, could have lived a life of luxury. Instead he committed himself to advancing scientific knowledge and to helping lay the foundation of modern chemistry. Boyle used his wealth to help found the Royal Society, the first state-chartered scientific organization, and to build an elaborate laboratory in which he performed many important experiments in chemistry and physics.--From publisher description.

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