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Humour and Humanism in Chemistry

Humour and Humanism in Chemistry

  • Author: John Read
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chemistry
  • Page: 388
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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.

From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story

From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story

  • Author: Arthur Greenberg
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470085231
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 664
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Praise for From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story "The timeline from alchemy to chemistry contains some of the most mystifying ideas and images that humans have ever devised. Arthur Greenberg shows us this wonderful world in a unique and highly readable book." —Dr. John Emsley, author of The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison "Art Greenberg takes us, through text and lovingly selected images, on a 'magical mystery tour' of the chemical universe. No matter what page you open, there is a chemical story worth telling." —Dr. Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate and coauthor of Chemistry Imagined "Chemistry has perhaps the most intricate, most fascinating, and certainly most romantic history of all the sciences. Arthur Greenberg's essays-delightful, learned, quirky, highly personal, and richly illustrated with contemporary drawings (many of great rarity and beauty)-provide a kaleidoscope of intellectual landscapes, bringing the experiments, the ideas, and the human figures of chemistry's past intensely alive." —Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story takes you on an illustrated tour of chemistry's fascinating history, from its early focus on the spiritual relationship between man and nature to some of today's most cutting-edge applications. Drawing from rare publications and artwork that span over five centuries, the book contains nearly 200 essays and over 350 illustrations-including 24 in full color-that tell the engaging story of the development of this fundamental science and its connection with human history. Join Arthur Greenberg as he combines the "best of the best" from his previous works (as well as several new essays) to paint a colorful picture of chemistry's remarkable origins!

The World's Greatest Fix

The World's Greatest Fix

A History of Nitrogen and Agriculture

  • Author: G. J. Leigh
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190290153
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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In the tradition of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, this gives the very early history of how human ingenuity overcame the risk of famine through productive agriculture. Starting with a layman's guide to the chemistry of nitrogen fixation, the book goes on to show how humans emerged from nomadic lifestyles and began developing towns and settlements. When they for the first time began planting the same fields year after year, they noticed quickly the need to ensure soil fertility. But how? The method they came up with is still in use to this day.

The 1702 Chair of Chemistry at Cambridge

The 1702 Chair of Chemistry at Cambridge

Transformation and Change

  • Author: Mary D. Archer,Christopher D. Haley
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521828734
  • Category: History
  • Page: 318
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A history of the 1702 chair in chemistry at the University of Cambridge.

Journal of the Chemical Society

Journal of the Chemical Society

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chemistry
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"Titles of chemical papers in British and foreign journals" included in Quarterly journal, v. 1-12.

Boerhaave and Great Britain

Boerhaave and Great Britain

Three Lectures on Boerhaave with Particular Reference to His Relations with Great Britain

  • Author: Gerrit Arie Lindeboom
  • Publisher: Brill Archive
  • ISBN: 9789004038431
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 75
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Eurekas and Euphorias

Eurekas and Euphorias

The Oxford Book of Scientific Anecdotes

  • Author: Walter Gratzer,Walter Bruno Gratzer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198609407
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 357
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A collection of scientific anecdotes from the past two thousand years offers insight into the personalities, friendships, rivalries, deceptions, hoaxes, tragedies, and mistakes that marked the history of science. (Science & Mathematics)

Proceedings

Proceedings

  • Author: Royal Institution of Great Britain
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
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