The Invention of Air

A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America

by Steven Johnson

Hardcover, 254 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase

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The Invention of Air
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A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America
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Steven Johnson

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Recounts the story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protege of Benjamin Franklin—an 18th-century radical thinker who played pivotal roles in the invention of ecosystem science, the founding of the Unitarian Church, and the intellectual development of the U.S.