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Enlightenment science in the romantic era : the chemistry of Berzelius and its cultural setting

Author: Evan Marc Melhado; Tore Frängsmyr
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Uppsala studies in history of science, 10.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume remedies the scarcity of accessible, modern assessments of Berzelius.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jöns Jakob Berzelius, friherre; Jacob Berzelius; Jöns Jacob Berzelius; Jöns Jacob Berzelius; Jöns Jakob Berzelius, friherre
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Marc Melhado; Tore Frängsmyr
ISBN: 0521417759 9780521417754
OCLC Number: 25025259
Description: xiv, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Berzelius and his time / Sten Lindroth --
"Truth, the angel of light" : Berzelius, Agardh, and Hwasser / Sven-Eric Liedman --
Berzelius and the atomic theory : the intellectual background / Gunnar Eriksson --
Berzelius, Dalton, and the chemical atom / Anders Lundgren --
Berzelius's animal chemistry : from physiology to organic chemistry (1805-1814) / Alan J. Rocke --
Novelty and tradition in the chemistry of Berzelius (1803-1819) / Evan M. Melhado --
Berzelius as godfather of isomorphism / Hans-Werner Schütt --
Berzelius, the dualistic hypothesis, and the rise of organic chemistry / John Hedley Brooke --
Berzelius as a European traveler / Carl Gustaf Bernhard.
Series Title: Uppsala studies in history of science, 10.
Responsibility: edited by Evan M. Melhado and Tore Frängsmyr.
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'This collection of essays helps us considerably to see Berzelius's life and work in depth and in perspective.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

 
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