THE LONG SEARCH: Man Learns About the Nature of Air by Harry Sootin
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THE LONG SEARCH: Man Learns About the Nature of Air

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Mr. Sootin leaves his world of little ""experiments"" in this one to present a detailed, exciting history of researches on the nature of air. From Pisa's Empedocles we skip nearly 2000 years to Galileo and from there to the important works of Priestley, Scheele, Lavoisier and Cavendish; no important historical contribution of the chosen periods is omitted. In each instance we are treated further to the interactions of the scientists with their societies. The final chapters bring us full cycle to the modern scientist's concern for the pollution of the air and his attempts to find answers to still open questions.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1967
Publisher: Norton