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Creations of fire : chemistry's lively history from alchemy to the atomic age

Author: Cathy Cobb; Harold Goldwhite
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1995.
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More than any other science, the history of chemistry is intimately linked to human history. Chemical technology has fostered the development of civilizations, altered the course of wars, generated the industrial revolution, and created the petroleum and plastics that fuel and shape our modern world. In this fascinating and significant book Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite, two respected scientists and writers, have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Cobb, Cathy.
Creations of fire.
New York : Plenum Press, c1995
(OCoLC)608489234
Online version:
Cobb, Cathy.
Creations of fire.
New York : Plenum Press, c1995
(OCoLC)624447765
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cathy Cobb; Harold Goldwhite
ISBN: 0306450879 9780306450877
OCLC Number: 32970753
Description: xvi, 475 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: ca. 100,000-300 BCE: Prehistoric Chemist to Chemical Philosopher--The Seeds --
ca. 300 BCE-600 CE: Alexandria and Alchemy --
ca. 200 BCE-1000 CE: From Rome to Baghdad --
ca. 1000-1200: Alchemy Translates from East to West --
ca. 1300-1500: The Evolution of European Alchemy --
ca. 1600: Philosophers of Fire --
ca. 1700: The Search for System and Phlogiston --
ca. 1700: Revolution! --
ca. 1800-1848: Apres Le Deluge --
ca. 1800-1848: The Professional Chemist --
ca. 1848-1914: Thermodynamics--The Heat of the Matter --
ca. 1830-1914: Organic Chemistry--Up from the Ooze --
ca. 1848-1914: Inorganic Elements and Ions--New Earths and Airs --
ca. 1848-1914: Analytical, Industrial, and Biochemistry--
Creations of Coal --
ca. 1914-1950: Quantum Chemistry--
The Belly of the Beast --
ca. 1914-1950: Polymers and Proteins: Links in the Chain --
ca. 1914-1950: New Materials and Methods--Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Grow --
ca. 1914-1950: Chemical Kinetics--Boom or Bust --
ca. 1914-1950: Radiochemistry--Dalton Dissected --
The Best Is Yet To Come.
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Authors: Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite.

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