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Lavoisier in the Year One

(2005)
The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution
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A literate and lucid account of the eighteenth century's great race to understand the elements--and found a modern science.

Antoine Lavoisier--who lived at the zenith of the Enlightenment and died at the hands of the Revolution--was himself a revolutionary. Closely followed by the burgeoning international scientific community, he competed with the best minds of his time to be the first to explain how chemical processes really work. Aided by a large fortune and his accomplished wife, he employed the most ingenious and expensive technology of his time in a series of innovative experiments that forever buried medieval alchemy and established a chemical language still in use today. Yet his personal triumph was short-lived, and the glory his achievement brought France could not protect him from the ravages of the Terror.

Madison Smartt Bell, building on his celebrated trilogy about the eighteenth-century Haitian uprisings, dramatically re-creates this turbulent era of reason and revolution, and the work of a man who so thoroughly exemplified its spirit. 8 illustrations.

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June 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries)
Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
ISBN: 0-393-05155-2 / 978-0-393-05155-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries)
Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
ISBN: 0-393-32854-6 / 978-0-393-32854-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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December 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries)
Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA