A World On Fire: A Heretic, An Aristocrat, And The Race To Discover Oxygen

  • Publish Date: 2005-10-06
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Joe Jackson
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Traces the breakthrough discovery of oxygen at the end of the 1700s by a pair of rival scientists, describing how English dissenter Joseph Priestley and French aristocrat Antoine Lavoisier waged a fierce competition to solve the "riddle of air" in spite of such historical challenges as the American Revolution and the storming of the Bastille. 25,000 first printing.


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