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Discussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffe house philosophical society, 1780-1787

Author: Trevor Harvey Levere; Gerard L'Estrange Turner
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford university press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Transcribes and comments on the manuscript "Minutes" of the meetings in a London coffee house of a group of 18th century scientists, natural philosophers, and industrialists, who discussed some of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Harvey Levere; Gerard L'Estrange Turner
ISBN: 0198515308 9780198515302
OCLC Number: 470190604
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 257-276. Index.
Description: VIII-284 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The membership ; 3. The Minutes of the Chapter Coffee House Society 1780-1787 ; 4. Conversations on chemistry: talk about phlogiston in the Chapter House Coffee Society ; 5. Putting on airs: science, medicine and polity in the late eighteenth century ; BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Responsibility: T. H. Levere and G. L'E. Turner ; with contributions from Jan Golinski and Larry Stewart.
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The centrepiece of this remarkable book is the transcribed minutes, now in Oxford's Museum of History of Science, of a club of London natural philosophers who met fortnightly during the 1780s to Read more...

 
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