Petroleum fire at Baku, Azerbaijan
- Part of The Romance of Modern Chemistry
Entitled "A Big Blaze at Baku," photographic reproduction depicts a petroleum fire at the petroleum fields in Baku, Azerbaijan, formerly under Russian rule. The natural stores of oil gush from the earth's surface; when on fire this results in a large burst of fire and smoke.
This plate is found within The Romance of Modern Chemistry, which is a layman's introduction to topics in chemistry. Includes a history of chemistry along with alchemy and the philosopher's stone; elements including organic, invisible, metals, acids, alkalies, and water; chemical changes such as fire, freezing and explosions; chemistry of the stars; food; electricity; solutions and crystals; as well as discoveries in chemistry.
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Philip, James Charles. “Petroleum Fire at Baku, Azerbaijan.” The Romance of Modern Chemistry. London, England, 1909. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/jw827c92n.
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