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

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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.

Synopsis:

"Fresh . . . solid . . . full of suspense and intrigue."--Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

An account of the eighteenth century's race to understand the periodic elements traces the work of Enlightenment-era scientist Antoine Lavoisier, whose tireless efforts to define and explain chemical processes resulted in the establishment of a chemical language still in use today. Reprint.

About the Author

Madison Smartt Bell is the author of twelve novels, his most recent being The Stone That the Builder Refused. He teaches at Goucher College and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393328547
Author:
Bell, Madison Smartt
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Chemical processes
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Great Discoveries
Series Volume:
The Birth of a New S
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.7 in 0.445 lb

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