Entitled "Where it Rains Petroleum," illustration depicts oil wells in Baku, Azerbaijan. One oil well spews petroleum with workers and onlookers seen throughout the landscape.
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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