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(GESNER, Abraham). BARKHOUSE, Joyce. Abraham Gesner. (Don Mills, Ont.) : Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, (1980). Pp (2),-63,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, card covers. No.65 in The Canadians series. "Abraham Gesner discovered the process whereby hydrocarbons such as asphaltum and petroleum could be distilled to yield lamp oil. The "kerosene" ehich Gesner marketed precipitated a quiet social revolution in that it made safe, adequate domestic light available to everyone for the first time. Moreover, Gesner's discovery of the precursor of all our modern fuel oils herladed the dawn of the age of petroleum. " - rear cover. Chapter 2. "Famine and Shipwreck (pp.17-26, with a description of the wreck of The Mason's Daughter, at Brier Island, N.S. in 1820) Some shelfwear, else very good. Signed by the author. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 14.00
Title: Abraham Gesner. Paperback Edition, signed.
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills, Ont, 1980, ISBN:0889026734:
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