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

Author: Trevor Harvey Levere; Gerard L'Estrange Turner; Jan Golinski; Larry Stewart
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
Early works
History
Sources
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Harvey Levere; Gerard L'Estrange Turner; Jan Golinski; Larry Stewart
ISBN: 0198515308 9780198515302
OCLC Number: 48065508
Description: viii, 284 : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / T.H. Levere --
The Membership / G.L'E. Turner --
The Minutes of the Society, 1780-1787 --
Conversations on Chemistry: Talk about Phlogiston in the Coffee House Society, 1780-1787 / Jan Golinski --
Putting on Airs: Science, Medicine, and Polity in the Late Eighteenth Century / Larry Stewart.
Responsibility: T.H. Levere & G. L'E. Turner ; with contributions from Jan Golinski & 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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