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Alchemy tried in the fire : Starkey, Boyle, and the fate of Helmontian chymistry

Author: William R Newman; Lawrence Principe
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert Boyle; George Starkey; Robert Boyle; George Starkey; Robert Boyle; George Starkey; Jan Baptista van Helmont; Robert Boyle; Jan Baptista van Helmont; George Starkey; Robert Boyle; George Starkey
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William R Newman; Lawrence Principe
ISBN: 0226577112 9780226577111
OCLC Number: 50424577
Description: xiv, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Worlds apart --
Number, weight, measure, and experiment in chymistry; from the Medievals to Van Helmont --
Theory and practice; Starkey's laboratory methodology --
Scholasticism, metallurgy, and secrecy in the laboratory; the style and origin of Starkey's notebooks --
Starkey, Boyle, and chymistry in the Hartlib circle --
The legacy of Van Helmont's and Starkey's chymistry; Boyle, Homberg, and the chemical revolution.
Responsibility: William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe.
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