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Alchemy

Alchemy

  • Author: E. J. Holmyard
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048615114X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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Classic study by noted authority covers 2,000 years of alchemical history: religious, mystical overtones; apparatus; signs, symbols, and secret terms; advent of scientific method, much more. Illustrated.

Basic Electronics

Basic Electronics

  • Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486210766
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 566
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This clear, well-illustrated introduction to electronic equipment covers the safe use of electronic devices and basic test equipment, plus numerous essential topics: electron tubes, semiconductors, electronic power supplies, tuned circuits, an introduction to amplifiers, receivers, ranging and navigation systems, an introduction to computers, antennas, AM/FM, and much more. 560 illustrations.

Aircraft Structures

Aircraft Structures

  • Author: David J. Peery
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 048626730X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 576
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This legendary, still-relevant reference text on aircraft stress analysis discusses basic structural theory and the application of the elementary principles of mechanics to the analysis of aircraft structures. 1950 edition.

Theory of Flight

Theory of Flight

  • Author: Richard von Mises
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486132226
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 672
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Mises' classic avoids the formidable mathematical structure of fluid dynamics, while conveying — by often unorthodox methods — a full understanding of the physical phenomena and mathematical concepts of aeronautical engineering.

Alchemy and Alchemists

Alchemy and Alchemists

  • Author: Sean Martin
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books
  • ISBN: 1842435388
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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Alchemy has traditionally been viewed as 'the history of an error', an example of mediaeval gullibility and greed, in which alchemists tried to turn lead into gold, create fabulous wealth and find the elixir of life. But alchemy has also been described as 'the mightiest secret that a man can possess', and it obsessed the likes of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and many of the founders of modern science. This book explores the history of the so-called Royal Art, from its mysterious beginnings in Egypt and China, through the Hellenistic world and the early years of Islam and into mediaeval Europe

Transforming Matter

Transforming Matter

A History of Chemistry from Alchemy to the Buckyball

  • Author: Trevor H. Levere
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801866104
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 215
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Chemistry explores the way atoms interact, the constitution of the stars, and the human genome. Knowledge of chemistry makes it possible for us to manufacture dyes and antibiotics, metallic alloys, and other materials that contribute to the necessities and luxuries of human life. In Transforming Matter, noted historian Trevor H. Levere emphasizes that understanding the history of these developments helps us to appreciate the achievements of generations of chemists. Levere examines the dynamic rise of chemistry from the study of alchemy in the seventeenth century to the development of organic and inorganic chemistry in the age of government-funded research and corporate giants. In the past two centuries, he points out, the number of known elements has quadrupled. And because of synthesis, chemistry has increasingly become a science that creates much of what it studies. Throughout the book, Levere follows a number of recurring themes: theories about the elements, the need for classification, the status of chemical science, and the relationship between practice and theory. He illustrates these themes by concentrating on some of chemistry's most influential and innovative practitioners. Transforming Matter provides an accessible and clearly written introduction to the history of chemistry, telling the story of how the discipline has developed over the years.

De Re Metallica

De Re Metallica

  • Author: Georgius Agricola
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486318397
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 672
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One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.

The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy

  • Author: Lawrence Principe
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226682951
  • Category: History
  • Page: 281
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An accessible history of alchemy by a leading world authority explores its development and relationship with myriad disciplines and pursuits, tracing its heyday in early modern Europe while profiling some of history's most colorful alchemists and describing the author's recreation of famous alchemy recipes.

Alchemy

Alchemy

The Secret Art

  • Author: Stanislas Klossowski de Rola
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500810552
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 128
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With more than 2,000,000 copies sold in more than a dozen languages, the Art & Imagination series provides illustrated introductions by distinguished writers and scholars to the worlds of mythology, symbols, and sacred traditions.

Crucibles

Crucibles

The Story of Chemistry from Ancient Alchemy to Nuclear Fission

  • Author: Bernard Jaffe
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486141845
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations.

A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery

A Dictionary of Alchemical Imagery

  • Author: Lyndy Abraham
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521000000
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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This dictionary documents alchemical symbolism from the early centuries AD to the late-twentieth century, for use by historians of literary culture, philosophy, science and the visual arts, and readers interested in alchemy and hermeticism. Each entry includes a definition of the symbol, giving the literal (physical) and figurative (spiritual) meanings, an example of the symbol used in alchemical writing, and a quotation from a literary source. There are fifty visual images of graphic woodcuts, copperplate engravings and hand-painted emblems, some reproduced here for the first time.

Signal Analysis

Signal Analysis

  • Author: Athanasios Papoulis
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • ISBN: 9780486823829
  • Category: Signal processing
  • Page: 448
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Graduate-level text covers signals, systems, and transforms; selected topics, including Hilbert transforms and frequency modulation; and data smoothing and spectral estimation. Many drawings and about 100 problems, all with solutions. 1977 edition.

Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy

Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy

  • Author: Grillot de Givry
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 9780486224930
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 394
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Prints, drawings, documents, and text illuminate the development of the occult sciences to the nineteenth century

From Alchemy to Chemistry

From Alchemy to Chemistry

  • Author: John Read
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486170845
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Broad, humanistic treatment focuses on great figures of chemistry and ideas that revolutionized the science. Much on alchemy, also development of modern chemistry, atomic theory, elements, organic chemistry, more. 50 illustrations.

The Chemical Choir

The Chemical Choir

A History of Alchemy

  • Author: P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 144113297X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 216
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The Story of Alchemy and Early Chemistry

The Story of Alchemy and Early Chemistry

  • Author: John Maxson Stillman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781494119775
  • Category:
  • Page: 580
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This is a new release of the original 1924 edition.

Secret societies of the middle ages [by T. Keightley].

Secret societies of the middle ages [by T. Keightley].

  • Author: Thomas Keightley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Path to the Double Helix

The Path to the Double Helix

The Discovery of DNA

  • Author: Robert Olby
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486166597
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 560
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Written by a noted historian of science, this in-depth account traces how Watson and Crick achieved one of science's most dramatic feats: their 1953 discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions

  • Author: Charles Mackay
  • Publisher: London : R. Bentley
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Common fallacies
  • Page: N.A
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