Three Philosophers

Three Philosophers

Lavoisier, Priestley and Cavendish

1st Edition - January 1, 1935

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  • Author: W. R. Aykroyd
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194455

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Three Philosophers presents the life-histories of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Joseph Priestley, and Henry Cavendish. This book discusses the discovery of the composition of water marks, which is the birth of modern chemical science. Organized into 19 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the biographical background of Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, who contributed largely to chemistry and physics. This text then discusses Lavoisier's role as the virtual founder of the science of nutrition, in the sense that he originated methods of enquiry in this field which were the basis of almost all later developments. Other chapters illustrate Lavoisier in his capacity of progressive social reformer. This book discusses as well the experimental work on oxygen consumption, which is commonly known as metabolism nowadays. The final chapter deals with the death of two great philosophers, Joseph Priestley and Henry Cavendish. This book is a valuable resource for students, teachers, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Prefatory Note

    I. The Young Lavoisier

    II. Science, Finance, and Marriage

    III. Lavoisier's Background

    IV. Joseph Priestley

    V. Witches' Cauldron

    VI. Oxygen

    VII. Priestley and Lavoisier Meet

    VIII. The Honourable Henry Cavendish

    IX. Water

    X. Lavoisier as Reformer

    XI. The Science of Nutrition

    XII. Interruptions

    XIII. Birmingham and the Bastille

    XIV. The Fall of the Academy of Science

    XV. Arrest

    XVI. Last Days

    XVII. The Guillotine

    XVIII. Restitution

    XIX. Death Of Two Philosophers



Product details

  • No. of pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1935
  • Published: January 1, 1935
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194455

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W. R. Aykroyd

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