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The flash of genius.

Author: Alfred Benjamin Garrett
Publisher: Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [1963]
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How is an idea born? Here is stories showing insights into the discovery process, a picture of the creative mind out of which our major advances over the centuries have been made. The first twenty-five stories in part one are about the important discoveries that have shaped our lives, while part 2 comprised of twenty-six stories, requires some familiarity with modern chemistry and physics.
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Genre/Form: History
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Garrett, Alfred Benjamin, 1906-1996.
Flash of genius.
Princeton, N.J., Van Nostrand [1963]
(OCoLC)594998170
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Benjamin Garrett
OCLC Number: 520179
Description: 249 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The discovery of the process of metallurgy of aluminum / Charles Martin Hall --
The discovery of teflon / Roy J. Plunkett --
The discovery of lead tetraethyl / Thomas Midgley, T.A. Boyd, and C.A. Hochwalt --
The discovery of freon / Thomas Midgley and Albert L. Henne --
The vulcanization of rubber / Charles Goodyear --
Cracking gasoline / William M. Burton --
The discovery of penicillin / Sir Alexander Fleming --
The discovery of insulin / Sir Frederick Banting --
Dynamite and Nobel prizes / Alfred Nobel --
The discovery of aniline dyes / Sir William Perkin --
Aeration whipping process / Charles A. Goetz --
The discovery of rayon / Hilaire de Chardonnet --
The discovery of nylon / Wallace Carothers --
The discovery of x-rays / W.C. Roentgen --
The discovery of radioactivity / Henri Becquerel --
The battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands and the synthesis and oxidation of ammonia / F. Haber and W. Ostwald --
The atomic theory / John Dalton --
The discovery of oxygen and the starting of a scientific revolution / Joseph Priestley --
The nature of combustion / Antoine Lavoisier --
The discovery of photosensitive plates / Louis Jacques Daguerre --
The linking of carbon atoms in hydrocarbons; the ring structure of benzene / F. August Kekule --
The discovery of the industrial process of making calcium carbide and acetylene / James T. Morehead, John M. Morehead, and T.L. Willson --
The discovery of helium / Pierre J.C. Janssen, Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer, and Sir William Ramsay --
The discovery of safety glass / Edouard Benedictus --
Mendel's Laws of heredity / Gregor Johann Mendel. pt. 2. Dating with carbon-14 / Willard F. Libby --
The birth of the concept of the nuclear atom / Sir Ernest Rutherford --
The Bohr Model of the atom / Niels Bohr --
The value of the charge on the nucleus of atoms --
atomic numbers / Henry G.J. Moseley --
The discovery of polonium and radium / Marie Curie and Pierre Curie --
The discovery of artificial radioactivity / Irene Joliot-Curie and Frederic Joliot-Curie --
Natural transmutation / Sir Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy --
The laws of transmutation and place in the Periodic Table / Frederick Soddy --
Artificial transmutation of elements / Sir Ernest Rutherford --
Isotopes I: the concept of the existence of isotopes / Frederick Soddy --
Isotopes II: the first separation of isotopes / F.W. Aston --
The discovery of the isotopes of oxygen / W.F. Giauque and Herrick L. Johnston --
The discovery of deuterium, H² / Harold C. Urey --
The famous molecular paradox / John Dalton [and others] --
The quantum theory / Max Planck --
The Periodic Table / Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev --
The theory of ionization / Svante Arrhenius --
Cathode rays, evidence for the electron / J.J. Thomson --
The identification of the neutron / Sir James Chadwick --
The discovery of the positron / C.D. Anderson --
Birth of the concept that neutrinos must exit / W. Pauli --
The discovery of argon / Lord Rayleigh and Sir William Ramsay --
The synthesis of element 101 / A. Ghiorso, B.G Harvey [and others] --
Radioactive tracers / George de Havesy --
The early concept of atomic energy / Sir Ernest Rutherford and Frederick Soddy --
The discovery of the fission process / Lise Meitner and O.R. Frisch --
The discovery of the photosynthetic carbon dioxide cycle / Melvin Calvin.

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How is an idea born? Here is stories showing insights into the discovery process, a picture of the creative mind out of which our major advances over the centuries have been made. The first twenty-five stories in part one are about the important discoveries that have shaped our lives, while part 2 comprised of twenty-six stories, requires some familiarity with modern chemistry and physics.

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