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World on Fire A Heretic, an Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

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ISBN-10: 0143038834

ISBN-13: 9780143038832

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joe Jackson

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Description:

Like Charles Seifes Zeroand Dava Sobels Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton and Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction. In chronicling the triumph and ruin of the English freethinker Joseph Priestley and the French nobleman Antoine Lavoisierthe former exiled, the latter executed on the guillotineA World on Fireillustrates the perilous place of science in an age of unreason.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English