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Chemistry : the people behind the science

Author: Katherine E Cullen
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2005.
Series: Pioneers in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chemistry: the people behind the science contains 10 biographical portraits of individuals who contributed significantly to the development of chemistry.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine E Cullen
ISBN: 0816054622 9780816054626
OCLC Number: 61200713
Description: xxii 170 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Joseph Priestley (1733-1804): The Discovery of Oxygen --
2. Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794): The Basis and Language of Modern Chemistry --
3. John Dalton (1766-1844): The Chemical Atomic Theory --
4. Dmitry Mendeleyev (1834-1907): The Periodic Table of the Elements --
5. Irving Langmuir (1881-1957): Advancement of Surface Chemistry --
6. Emil Hermann Fischer (1852-1919): Synthesis of Purines and Sugars and the Mechanism of Enzyme Action --
7. Gerty Cori (1896-1957): Sugar Metabolism and Glycogen Storage Disorders --
8. Percy Julian (1899-1975): Synthesis of Glaucoma Drug and Sterols from Natural Plant Products --
9. Linus Pauling (1901-1994): Description of the Nature of the Chemical Bond --
10. Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994): X-Ray Analysis of Biologically Important Molecules.
Series Title: Pioneers in science.
Responsibility: Katherine Cullen.
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An 8 volume, easy-to-use set, it contains photographs and illustrations, an introduction to the science, a glossary of related terms, and a list of reference material. This set provides information  Read more...

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