Author: Madison Smartt Bell (Goucher College)
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 336
Antoine Lavoisier reinvented chemistry, overthrowing the long-established principles of alchemy and inventing an entirely new terminology, one still in use by chemists. Madison Smartt Bell's enthralling narrative reads like a race to the finish line, as the very circumstances that enabled Lavoisier to secure his reputation as the father of modern chemistry-a considerable fortune and social connections with the likes of Benjamin Franklin-also caused his glory to be cut short by the French Revolution.