The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Terror, and the Birth of America

Johnson, Steven

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Steven Johnson
Published by Riverhead Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 1594488525 ISBN 13: 9781594488528
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Book Description Riverhead Books, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The author of Everything Bad Is Good For You, Mind Wide Open, and Interface Culture, among others, produces this story of sweeping historicals transformation, at the center of which is the story of Joseph Priestley, scientist and minister, protege of Benjamin Franklin - an 18th-century thinker who played key roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the United States. He was, literally, 'man of the decade' of the 1780s! A colorful, connected, and compelling slice of historical writing situates Priestly on both sides of the Atlantic. Notes, Biblio., Index. 254p. Bookseller Inventory # 2278636

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