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The Invention of Air: A Story Of Science, Faith, Revolution, And The Birth Of America

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Good in parts

    Parts of this book - Priestly's biography - are well-written and interesting. But there is far too much philosophising about Priestly's place inthe "long zoom" of history. It's especially odd to encounter such extensive musings in the beginning of the book; after all, the reader doesn't know the story at that point. Educate and entertain us first, then place the story into a broader context.

    Finally, the author's linking of the story to political trends of our day is a real stretch, based on circular reasoning.

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