Lavoisier in the Year One

Lavoisier in the Year One

The Birth of A New Science in An Age of Revolution

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An account of the eighteenth century's race to understand the periodic elements traces the work of Enlightenment-era scientist Antoine Lavoisier, whose tireless efforts to define and explain chemical processes resulted in the establishment of a chemical language still in use today. 30,000 first printing.

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In this history, Bell, a prolific novelist, recounts the fierce competition between Antoine Lavoisier and his rival, Joseph Priestly, to uncover the chemical processes involved in combustion. Bell not only makes these characters come alive, he also makes the competition and the consequent triumph of modern science over the vestiges of medieval alchemy as exciting as any novel. He includes an annotated bibliography. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Presents an account of the work of Enlightenment-era scientist Antoine Lavoisier, whose tireless efforts to define and explain chemical processes resulted in the establishment of a chemical language still in use today.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780393051551
0393051552
Branch Call Number: 540.92 LAVOI BELL

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Feb 07, 2017

This is such a boring book… I understand the subject is difficult, but really….I could read only bits and pieces.

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