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From caveman to chemist : circumstances and achievements

Author: Hugh W Salzberg
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of chemistry.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh W Salzberg
ISBN: 0841217866 9780841217867 0841217874 9780841217874
OCLC Number: 22209640
Description: xix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancient technology : the roots of chemistry --
Hellenic chemical science --
The Hellenistic and Roman eras : the rise of alchemy --
Islamic alchemy --
Medieval and Renaissance European artisans --
Medieval and Renaissance alchemists and natural philosophers --
Medieval and Renaissance medicine and medical alchemy --
The information explosion --
Changing the frame of reference : the undermining of the scientific establishment --
The first chemists : Sala, Van Helmont, Boyle --
Phlogiston : the last of the old theories --
Lavoisier and the chemical revolution --
Atomic weights and molecular formulas --
Atomic arrangements : organic chemistry --
The divisible atom.
Responsibility: by Hugh W. Salzberg.
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