Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries Series) by Madison Smartt Bell | 9780393051551 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries Series)

Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries Series)

by Madison Smartt Bell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393051552

ISBN-13: 9780393051551

Pub. Date: 06/17/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

“Fresh . . . solid . . . full of suspense and intrigue.”—Publishers Weekly
Antoine Lavoisier reinvented chemistry, overthrowing the long-established principles of alchemy and inventing an entirely new terminology, one still in use by chemists. Madison Smartt Bell’s enthralling narrative reads like a race to the finish line, as the very

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“Fresh . . . solid . . . full of suspense and intrigue.”—Publishers Weekly
Antoine Lavoisier reinvented chemistry, overthrowing the long-established principles of alchemy and inventing an entirely new terminology, one still in use by chemists. Madison Smartt Bell’s enthralling narrative reads like a race to the finish line, as the very circumstances that enabled Lavoisier to secure his reputation as the father of modern chemistry—a considerable fortune and social connections with the likes of Benjamin Franklin—also caused his glory to be cut short by the French Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393051551
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2005
Series:
Great Discoveries Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.85(d)

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