A World on Fire

A World on Fire

A Heretic, An Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

Book - 2005
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A gripping account of a key turning point in the history of science set against the upheavals of a revolutionary age. In the final decades of the 1700s two brilliant scientists simultaneously achieved a breakthrough that would alter the course of human history and thought. Acclaimed author Joe Jackson brings to life the seismic intellectual and political shifts that occurred in modern science and the tragedies of their downfalls. Jackson transforms their astonishing story into a spellbinding work of narrative non-fiction.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005
ISBN: 9780670034345
0670034347
Branch Call Number: 546.721 JACKSON
Characteristics: 414 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Alexisbellinger
Feb 13, 2018

I couldn't put this book down.

If you enjoy books on the history of science, this is a must read. I love his writing style; it flows like water.

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