August 14, 2019

Prophet of the Wilderness


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Shipwreck and arrest were early setbacks, but neither slowed the rise of scientist and inventor, Abraham Gesner. He possessed a curious mind and a dynamic speaking style, enlivened by the fact-finding travels throughout the Maritime provinces and beyond. Of his innovative experiments, the most famous led to the refining method of a new fuel named kerosene.

This biography depicts a man far ahead of his time, as interested in social problems, such as lighting cities at night and establishing decent immigrant settlements, as he was in advancing science and industry.

August 14, 2019

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