A History of the International Chemical Industry / Edition 2

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Fred Aftalion's international perspective of the history of chemistry integrates the story of chemical science with that of chemical industry. This new edition includes events from 1990 to 2000, when major companies began selling off their divisions, seeking to specialize in a particular business. Aftalion explores the pitfalls these companies encountered as well as the successes of "contrarians"—those companies that remained broad and diversified. He uses BASF, Dow, and Bayer as examples of true contrarians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941901291
  • Publisher: Chemical Heritage Foundation
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations Foreword Preface: the Chemical Revolution(s)
Acknowledgments

Introduction Prelude: from Prehistory To the Dawn of Quantitative Chemistry

Chapter 1 The First Chemical Manufacturers Chapter 2 Advances in Chemistry During the First Half of the Nineteenth Century Chapter 3 The Great Scientific Breakthroughs from 1850 To 1914
Chapter 4 Developments During the Period Spanning the Two World Wars (1914-1945)
Chapter 5 World War 11 and Its Consequences for World Chemicals Chapter 6 The New Facts of World Chemicals Since 1973

Appendix Indexes

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