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Brock, W. H. (William Hodson)

Overview
Works: 91 works in 259 publications in 4 languages and 6,302 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QD11, 540.9
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Most widely held works about W. H Brock
 
Most widely held works by W. H Brock
The Norton history of chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the rise of a sophisticated science, from the alchemists' futile attempts to turn lead into gold, through the emergence of the modern study of chemistry in the work of Boyle, Lavoisier, and Dalton, to the twentieth-century breakthroughs of Linus Pauling and others
The chemical tree : a history of chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the poisonous socks : tales from chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays containing 42 tales of chemists and their discoveries from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
The atomic debates; Brodie and the rejection of the atomic theory; three studies by W. H Brock( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justus von Liebig : the chemical gatekeeper by W. H Brock( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and German and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the founding fathers of organic chemistry and also a great teacher, the German scientist Justus von Liebig transformed scientific education, medical practice, and agricultural in Great Britain. William H. Brock's fresh interpretation of Liebig's stormy career shows how he moved chemistry into the sociopolitical marketplace, demonstrating its significance for society in food production, nutrition, and public health. Through his controversial ideas on artificial fertilizers and recycling, his theory of disease, and his stimulating suggestions concerning food and nutrition, he warned the world of the dangers of failing to recycle sewage or to replace soil nutrients
The fontana history of chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fontana History of Chemistry, which draws on both the author's own original research and that of other scholars, is an unrivalled work of synthesis. Beginning with the first tentative chemical explorations, Dr Brock proceeds via the alchemists' futile, but frequently profitable, efforts to turn lead into gold to recount the emergence of the modern discipline of chemistry as fashioned by Boyle, Lavoisier and Dalton. Brock chronicles chemical developments during the last 150 years, emphasizing the roles of purity, analysis and synthesis, the exploration of reaction mechanisms, the industrialization of chemical change, and how chemistry has been taught and disseminated. While brilliantly successful in explaining and exploiting chemical change, modern chemistry can prompt more fear than excitement in the uninitiated. This book seeks to enlighten: to assess links between theory and practice and to encourage a heightened awareness to promote a better public understanding of chemistry and the modern phamaceutical industries
From protyle to proton : William Prout and the nature of matter, 1785-1985 by W. H Brock( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.E. Armstrong and the teaching of science, 1880-1930 by W. H Brock( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of chemistry : a very short introduction by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From man's first exploration of natural materials and their transformations to today's materials science, chemistry has always been the central discipline that underpins both the physical and biological sciences, as well as technology. In this Very Short Introduction, William H Brock traces the unique appeal of this fundamental science throughout history. Covering alchemy, early-modern chemistry, pneumatic chemistry and Lavoisier's re-interpretation of chemical change, the rise of organic and physical chemistry, and the transforming power of synthesis, Brock explores the extraordinary and often puzzling transformations of natural and artificial materials, as well as the men and women who experimented, speculated, and explained matter and change. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable
William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of science by W. H Brock( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science for all : studies in the history of Victorian science and education by W. H Brock( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

19 studies in English (four published for the first time here) show how problematic it is to try to make science available to all. Covering the history of Victorian science and education, these studies shed light on science, education and culture in modern
Chemistry and the chemical industry in the 19th century : the Henrys of Manchester and other studies : Wilfred Vernon Farrar, 1920-1977 by Wilfred Vernon Farrar( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lamp of learning : Taylor & Francis and the development of science publishing by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Tyndall, essays on a natural philosopher( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lamp of learning : two centuries of publishing at Taylor & Francis by W. H Brock( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justus von Liebig und August Wilhelm Hofmann in ihren Briefen (1841-1873) by Justus Liebig( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justus von Liebig : eine Biographie des grossen Naturwissenschaftlers und Europäers by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in physics by W. H Brock( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de wetenschap : samengevat in de spectaculaire levens van twaalf geleerden by A. J Meadows( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografieën van twaalf beroemde geleerden: Aristoteles, Galilei, Harvey, Newton, Lavoisier, Humboldt, Faraday, Darwin, Pasteur, Madame Curie, Freud en Einstein
Leicestershire's lunatics : the institutional care of Leicestershire's lunatics during the nineteenth century by Henry Gilbert Orme( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Norton history of chemistry
Alternative Names
Brock, W.

Brock, W. 1936-

Brock, W. H.

Brock, W. H. 1936-

Brock, W. H. (William Hodson)

Brock, William

Brock, William 1936-

Brock, William H.

Brock, William H. 1936-

Brock, William H. (William Hodson)

Brock, William H. (William Hodson), 1936-

Brock, William Hodson

Brock, William Hodson 1936-

Hodson Brock, William

Hodson Brock, William 1936-

William Hodson Brock British chemist and historian of science

ブロック, W. H

Languages
English (143)

German (14)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The chemical tree : a history of chemistryThe case of the poisonous socks : tales from chemistryJustus von Liebig : the chemical gatekeeperThe fontana history of chemistryH.E. Armstrong and the teaching of science, 1880-1930William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of scienceChemistry and the chemical industry in the 19th century : the Henrys of Manchester and other studies : Wilfred Vernon Farrar, 1920-1977The lamp of learning : two centuries of publishing at Taylor & Francis