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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Book Review - The Invention of Air

The  Invention of Air by Steven Johnson
Steven Johnson places Joseph Priestley well in his time as well as in the intellectual development science (natural philosophy), faith (a founder of the Unitarian Church), and political theory (interactions with Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson) coming out of the Age of Enlightenment. His multi-disciplinary approach laid the groundwork for ecosystem theories in today's science even though his experiments were as an "amateur." Finally, the end of the story regarding how the Jeffereson-Priestley letters had such a profound influence on the later Adams-Jefferson infamous correspondence exchanges was fascinating.

[Included in Cym's March 23 Book Review Party Wednesday - Thanks!]

Happy Reading! ;-)

Dr. Bill

1 comment:

  1. Came over from Cym Lowell's McLinky links for Book Review Party Wednesday.

    If you were to rate this book in a scale of 0-10 where 0 is the least and 10 is the most, what score would you give it?