By: GESNER, Abraham). The Canadians 65 BARKHOUSE, Joyce
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Don Mills, Ont, 1980, ISBN:0889026734:
Seller ID: 12394
(GESNER, Abraham). BARKHOUSE, Joyce. Abraham Gesner. (Don Mills, Ont.) : Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, (1980). First Edition. Pp (2),-63,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated peach card covers with white spine. 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 al... View More...