The Chemical Industry in Europe, 1850-1914: Industrial Growth, Pollution, and Professionalization / Edition 1

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This book analyses the development of the chemical industry during the Second Industrial Revolution in a large number of European countries. It is the first book-length study of the European chemical industry that pays proper attention to the importance of environmental issues, and to the role of the chemical profession both in industrial and in environmental matters. It is intended for a large audience of historians of technology and chemistry, social historians, economic and business historians, and historians of the environment.

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'... and excellent complement to the relatively few published studies of the development of the chemical industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The references from the various chapters comprise a good bibliography, and several chapters offer new perspectives on issues that are of interest to historians of science. This book is an excellent resource for understanding how the modern chemical industry was created.'
HYLE - An International Journal for the Philosophy of Chemistry, 5 (1999)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792348894
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/1998
  • Series: Chemists and Chemistry Series, #17
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 345
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction; E.Homburg, A.S. Travis. Patterns of Industrialization. 1. The Rise of the Swiss Chemical Industry Reconsidered; C. Simon. 2. The Emergence of the Danish Chemical Industry: The Role Played by Chemists; J.J. Styhr Petersen. 3. The Italian Chemical Industry from 1861 to 1918; P.A. di San Filippo. 4. The Polish Chemical Industry: Isolated Developments in a Divided Country; R. Mierzecki. 5. Between Science and Industry: The Background and Formation of the Swedish Chemical Society during the 1880s; A. Lundgren. 6. An Issue of Different Mentalities: National Approaches to the Development of the Chemical Industry in Britain and Germany before 1914; H.G. Schröter, A.S. Travis. Pollution. 7. Pollution and Public Concern: The Response of the Chemical Industry in Britain to Emerging Environmental Issues, 1860-1901; S. Wilmot. 8. Robert Angus Smith and the Alkali Inspectorate; P. Reed. 9. Pollution and the Dutch Chemical Industry: The Turning Point of the 1850s; E. Homburg. 10. Pollution and the Chemical Industry: The Case of the German Dye Industry; A. Andersen. Chemists and Companies. 11. Structural Locations for Chemists in the British Alkali Industry, 1850-1910; J. Donnelly. 12. Temperature Control in the Chemical and Metallurgical Industries, 1870-1910; S. Bennett. 13. An Instrument of Corporate Strategy: The Central Research Laboratory at BASF 1868-1890; C. Reinhardt. 14. Heinrich Caro and Ivan Levinstein: Uniting the Colours of Ludwigshafen and Lancashire; A.S. Travis. 15. Innovation in the German Pharmaceutical Industry, 1880 to 1920; W. Wimmer. 16. Academic Research and Technological Innovation in Chemistry: The Case of Paul Schützenberger (1829-1897); G. Emptoz. 17. Daniel August Rosenstiehl (1839-1916): An Alsatian Chemist in the Synthetic Dyestuffs Industry; A.-C. Déré. Notes on Contributors. Index.

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