Black, Joseph


(1728–1799) French‐born Scottish chemist noted for his work on carbon dioxide and the nature of heat.

Keywords: latent heat; caloric; Glasgow; fixed air

Further Reading

Black J (1803) Lectures on the Elements of Chemistry Robson J (ed.), 2 vols. London: Longman, Rees and William Creech.

Bartholomew M and Morris P (1991) Science in the Scottish Enlightenment. In: Goodman D and Russell C (eds) The Rise of Scientific Europe 1500–1800, pp. 279–304. London: The Open University.

Donovon AL (1975) Philosophical Chemistry in the Scottish Enlightenment. Edinburgh University Press.

Daiches D, Jones P and Jones J (eds) (1986) A Hotbed of Genius: the Scottish Enlightenment, 1730–1790. Edinburgh University Press.

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Issitt, John(May 2005) Black, Joseph. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003566]