A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science / Edition 1

A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science / Edition 1

by Arthur Greenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471354082

ISBN-13: 9780471354086

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Take a stroll through this one-of-a-kind book that offers readers an illustrated tour of how chemistry developed, from alchemy to the emergence of chemistry as a scientific discipline in the early 17th century, and, finally, modern-day chemistry. Discover this rare collection of more than 180 illustrations spanning 400 years of chemical publications, with each

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Take a stroll through this one-of-a-kind book that offers readers an illustrated tour of how chemistry developed, from alchemy to the emergence of chemistry as a scientific discipline in the early 17th century, and, finally, modern-day chemistry. Discover this rare collection of more than 180 illustrations spanning 400 years of chemical publications, with each illustration accompanied by an essay discussing its significance in the context of historical scientific beliefs as well as modern chemical science. The author's knowledge and enthusiasm for the books, images, and subject matter are clearly reflected throughout the very readable, informative, and frequently funny essays. High-quality, full-page reproductions from the author's art collection, published from 1599 to the present, are eloquently displayed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471354086
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents: PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY, MINING, AND METALLURGY.

What Fresh Hell Is This?

The Essence of Matter: Four Elements (or Five);
Three Principles (or Two); or Three Subatomic Particles (or More).

Practical Chemistry: Mining, Assaying, and Refining.

SPIRITUAL AND ALLEGORICAL ALCHEMY.

The Philosopher's Stone Can No Longer Be Protected By Patent.

The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine. First Key: The Wolf of Metals and the Impure King.

What Is Wrong with this Picture?

Protecting the Roman Empire's Currency from the Black Art.

The Wordless Book.

IATROCHEMISTRY AND SPAGYRICALL PREPARATIONS.

Paracelsus.

The Dream Team of Alchemy.

Distillation By Fire, Hot Water, Sand, or Steamed Boar Dung.

CHEMISTRY BEGINS TO EMERGE AS A SCIENCE.

The First Ten-Pound Chemistry Text.

A Salty Conversation.

The Alchemist in the Pit of My Stomach.

Black's Magic.

Cavendish Weighed the Earth but Thought He Had Captured Phlogiston in a Bottle.

Saltpetre, Abigail. Pins, John.

MODERN CHEMISTRY IS BORN.

Fire Air (Oxygen): Who Knew What and When Did They Know It?

Nice to His Mice.

Chemistry in the Barrel of a Gun.

A Boring Experiment.

Was Avogadro's Hypothesis a Premature Discovery?

Chemistry Is Not Applied Physics.

CHEMISTRY BEGINS TO SPECIALIZE AND HELPS FARMING AND INDUSTRY.

The Electric Scalpel.

Chemical Scalpels Through the Ages.

Taming The Primeval Forest.

The Atomic Weight of Carbon and Related Confusions.

The People's Chemistry.

Ink from Peanuts and the Finest Sugar in the South.

TEACHING CHEMISTRY TO THE MASSES.

Michael Faraday's First Chemistry Teacher.

"Chemistry No Mystery".

Molecular Mechanics In The Year 1866.

THE APPROACH TO MODERN VIEWS OF CHEMICAL BONDING.

Riding Pegasus to Visit Chemistry in Space.

Is the Archeus a Southpaw?

X-Rays Measure the Distances Between Atoms or Ions.

Where Did We Dig Up The Mole?

Nanoscopic "Heavens".

Moving Matter Atom-By-Atom.

POST-SCRIPT.

Ending In Imagery.

Index.

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