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World on Fire: A Heretic, an Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen
Joe Jackson (au)
The discovery of oxygen in the late 1700s changed human thought & history radically. Yet its discovery began quietly, with the survival of a mouse under a lab. bell jar. This re-creation of these events takes us back to the final decades of the 1700s & the waning days of the Enlightenment. The English heretic & the French aristocrat who simultaneously isolated oxygen could not have been an unlikelier pair. Joseph Priestley was a tinkerer who knew Ben Franklin, John Adams, & Thomas Jefferson, to whose new nation he eventually fled. Antoine Lavoisier was rich & sophisticated, yet his path ended at the guillotine. Both Priestley & Lavoisier would see their works & lives destroyed, & never know how profoundly they changed the future. Illustrations.
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