The Invention of Air: A Story Of Science, Faith, Revolution, And The Birth Of America

The Invention of Air: A Story Of Science, Faith, Revolution, And The Birth Of America

Steven Johnson


From the bestselling writer of Where sturdy rules Come From, The Ghost Map and Everything undesirable is sweet for You, a brand new nationwide bestseller: the “exhilarating”( l. a. Times) tale of Joseph Priestley, “a founding father lengthy forgotten”(Newsweek) and a super guy who embodied the connection among technological know-how, faith, and politics for America's Founding Fathers.

In The Invention of Air, nationwide bestselling writer Steven Johnson tells the attention-grabbing tale of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, buddy of Thomas Jefferson—an eighteenth-century radical philosopher who performed pivotal roles within the invention of surroundings technology, the invention of oxygen, the makes use of of oxygen, clinical experimentation, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the highbrow improvement of the U.S.. As he did so masterfully in The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson makes use of a dramatic historic tale to discover subject matters that experience lengthy engaged him: cutting edge concepts, highbrow versions, and how new rules emerge and unfold, and the environments that foster those breakthroughs.

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