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People/Characters: Robert Boyle

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The 13th Element: The Sordid Tale of Murder, Fire, and Phosphorus by John Emsley
Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry by William R. Newman
The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and his Alchemical Quest by Lawrence Principe
Aubrey's Brief Lives by John Aubrey
Before Darwin : reconciling God and nature by Keith Stewart Thomson
Boyle's Books : The Evidence of His Citations by Iordan Avramov
Boyle: Between God and Science by Michael Hunter
Bright Earth: Art and the Invention of Color by Philip Ball
Crusaders of chemistry; six makers of the modern world by Jonathan Norton Leonard
Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson by Jennifer Michael Hecht
An Entertainment for Angels: Electricity in the Enlightenment by Patricia Fara
Founders of British science : John Wilkins, Robert Boyle, John Ray, Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke, Isaac Newton by James Gerald Crowther
Gout: The Patrician Malady by Roy Porter
Great Ages of Man: Age of Kings by Charles Blitzer
Great Tales from English History Omnibus by Robert Lacey
How Modern Science Came into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough by H. Floris Cohen
In the Presence of the Creator : Isaac Newton and His Times by Gale E. Christianson
Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution by Lisa Jardine
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
Isaac Newton by James Gleick
Isaac Newton and Physics for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities by Kerrie Logan Hollihan
The Man Who Knew Too Much: The Inventive Life of Robert Hooke, 1635 - 1703 by Stephen Inwood
The Neandertal Enigma by James Shreeve
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist by Thomas Levenson
Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature by William R. Newman
Robert Boyle's 'Heads' and 'Inquiries' by Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle: Trailblazer of Science (Sowers) by John Tiner
The Science Book by Adam Hart-Davis
The Science of Harry Potter: How Magic Really Works by Roger Highfield
The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors by John Gribbin
Skeptical Chemist: The Story of Robert Boyle (Profiles in Science) by Roberta Baxter
Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain—and How It Changed the World by Carl Zimmer
The Text of Robert Boyle's 'Designe About Natural History' by Robert Boyle
Unpublished Material Relating to Robert Boyle's Memoirs for the Natural History of Human Blood by Robert Boyle
The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow

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Robert Boyle, FRS, (25 January 1627 – 31 December 1691) was an Irish 17th-century natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor. Born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, he was also noted for his writings in theology. Although his research clearly has its roots in the alchemical tradition, Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method. He is best known for Boyle's law, which describes the inversely proportional relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas, if the temperature is kept constant within a closed system.Among his works, The Sceptical Chymist is seen as a cornerstone book in the field of chemistry.

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