The Invention of Air: An Experiment, a Journey, a New

    The Invention of Air: An Experiment, a Journey, a New

    Country and the Amazing Force of Scientific Discovery

    Stephen T Johnson

    Penguin 2009

    Paperback 197pp

    9780141044354   Product Code: 98103

    Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), remembered in Britain for radical politics and theology as well as his discovery of oxygen, spent his last decade in the United States, where his camaraderie with Franklin and Jefferson helped build the new country and establish transatlantic cooperation. In this 'biography of one man's ideas' Johnson reflects on a thinker who epitomized the creative power that comes from crossing intellectual boundaries.

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