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.

Thanks to his prodigious intellectual gifts and aided by his self-made fortune and his accomplished wife, Antoine Lavoisier was at the center of the scientific world of the late eighteenth century. It was from that vantage point that he participated in the race to uncover the chemical processes involved in combustion. Observed by the international scientific community…  See more details below

Overview

Thanks to his prodigious intellectual gifts and aided by his self-made fortune and his accomplished wife, Antoine Lavoisier was at the center of the scientific world of the late eighteenth century. It was from that vantage point that he participated in the race to uncover the chemical processes involved in combustion. Observed by the international scientific community, Lavoisier and his chief rival, Joseph Priestley of England, both discovered oxygen in the process of their work. But Lavoisier's theory of how chemical reactions work, supported by cutting-edge experiments on state-of-the-art equipment, swept away the last vestiges of medieval alchemy and ushered in the modern science of chemistry. Lavoisier's treatise establishing this new science was published just four months before the fall of the Bastille.

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)

Table of Contents

IAncien regime1
IIOut of alchemy34
IIILe principe oxygine63
IVThe chemical revolution119
VThe end of the year one151

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