From Our Editors
'... Holmes book will profoundly affect historians' views of Lavoiser's methods and achievements, of the nature of the Chemical Revolution, and more broadly, of the methodologies appropriate to the history of science.' --Evan M. Melhado, 'Isis'
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Antoine Lavoisier, the author of the "chemical revolution," also did much to estabish the foundations for the fields of organic chemistry and biochemistry.Here, Frederic Lawrence Holmes gives us an intimate portrait of Lavoisier's investigations, ranging over twenty years, from 1773 to 1792, on respiration, fermentation, and plant ...