Brandy, Balloons, & Lamps: Ami Argand, 1750-1803


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John J. Wolfe s lavishly illustrated "Brandy, Balloons, and Larnps: Ami Argand, 17501803 "is the first biography of the remarkable Genevese scientist who literally turned on the lights at the beginning of the Enlightenment to illuminate the Industrial Revolution. Featuring 53 color plates and 106 black-and-white illustrations, Wolfe provides a colorful record of how Argand advanced Western civilization. Though modest about his accomplishments, Argand moved with ease in royal and scientific circles. Among his many inventions ...

Brandy, Balloons, & Lamps: Ami Argand, 1750-1803 1999, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809322787