A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science

A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science

by Eric Scerri


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190232993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/07/2016
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric Scerri is a leading philosopher of science specializing in the history and philosophy of chemistry and especially the periodic table. He has been teaching chemistry as well as history and philosophy of science and conducting research at UCLA for the past sixteen years. Scerri is the author of the bestselling The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance (2007), The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction (2011) and A Tale of Seven Elements (2013).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction. Intermediate historical figures & how can 'wrong theories' lead to scientific progress?
Chapter 2 The intriguing case of John Nicholson
Chapter 3 Van den Broek and atomic number
Chapter 4 Abegg, an early pioneer of chemical bonding
Chapter 5 Bury, and his detailed electronic structures
Chapter 6 Main Smith the chemist who anticipated Stoner
Chapter 7 Edmund Stoner, pioneer of the 3rd quantum number
Chapter 8 Janet, inventor of the left-step periodic table
Chapter 9 Drawing Things Together

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