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'Invention Of Air' Explains Discovery Of Oxygen

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'Invention Of Air' Explains Discovery Of Oxygen

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'Invention Of Air' Explains Discovery Of Oxygen

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How are the discovery of oxygen, the founding of the Unitarian Church and ecosystem science linked? Author Steven Johnson tells the story of scientist and theologian Joseph Priestley, a protege of Benjamin Franklin and friend of Thomas Jefferson, in The Invention of Air.

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