This theme looks at the lives of three scientists who investigated the air we breath.
Academically minded Scotsman, Joseph Black discovered Carbon Dioxide and did work on latent and specific heat.
The shy, retiring son of a noble family, Henry Cavendish discovered Hydrogen.of the proportions of gases making up the air we breath.
Yorkshire born religious dissenter, Joseph Priestley discovered Oxygen and other gases and the first to make “soda” water.
Daniel Rutherford’s career started with a bang and went out with a whimper. His dissertation at University identified the as yet undiscovered gas Nitrogen. Thereafter he achieved very little, and in the end returned to the family coach-building business.