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From alchemy to chemistry in picture and story / Arthur Greenberg.

By: Greenberg, Arthur.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCopyright date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, c2007Edition: First Edition.Description: xxiii, 637 pages [24] pages : illustrations (some colors) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780471751540; 0471751545.Subject(s): Chemistry -- History | Química -- Historia | Chemistry -- Pictorial works | Química -- Obras pictóricasDDC classification: 540.9 Online resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description | Contributor biographical information
Partial contents:
Practical Chemistry: Mining, Metallurgy and War -- Spiritual and Allegorical Alchemy and Chemistry -- Medicines, Purges, and Ointments -- An Emerging Science -- The Chemical Revolution -- A Young Democracy and a New Chemistry -- Chemistry Begins to Specialize, Systemize, and Help the Farm and the Factory -- Teaching Chemistry to the Masses -- Chemistry Enters the Modern Age -- Some Brief Chemical Amusements.
Abstract: 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
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Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references.

Practical Chemistry: Mining, Metallurgy and War -- Spiritual and Allegorical Alchemy and Chemistry -- Medicines, Purges, and Ointments -- An Emerging Science -- The Chemical Revolution -- A Young Democracy and a New Chemistry -- Chemistry Begins to Specialize, Systemize, and Help the Farm and the Factory -- Teaching Chemistry to the Masses -- Chemistry Enters the Modern Age -- Some Brief Chemical Amusements.

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

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