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Edward Frankland : chemistry, controversy and conspiracy in Victorian England

Author: Colin Archibald Russell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first scientific biography of Edward Frankland, the most eminent chemist of nineteenth-century Britain.

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Named Person: Edward Frankland
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Archibald Russell
ISBN: 0521545811 9780521545815
OCLC Number: 803887341
Notes: Reimpressions: 2003.
Description: XX, 355 p. : il.
Contents: 1. Lancastrian inheritance; 2. The road to discovery; 3. Queenwood; 4. New worlds in Germany; 5. Fundamental discoveries in chemistry; 6. Frankland and the development of valency; 7. Manchester: 'The educational and commercial utility of chemistry'; 8. Return to the metropolis; 9. Advances in organic chemistry; 10. The communication of chemistry; 11. The X-Club and beyond; 12. Family: years of crisis; 13. The analysis of water supply; 14. 'The wildest parts of nature'; 15. Power; 16. Retirement years; 17. The last journey.
Responsibility: Colin A. Russell.

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