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Justus von Liebig : the chemical gatekeeper

Author: William Hodson Brock
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fresh interpretation of Liebig's stormy career, showing how he moved chemistry into the sociopolitical marketplace.

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Genre/Form: biographie
Named Person: Justus von Liebig
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hodson Brock
ISBN: 0521562244 9780521562249 0521524733 9780521524735
OCLC Number: 718128829
Description: XIV, 374 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. From pharmacy to chemistry; 2. Organic analysis and the Giessen Research School; 3. Liebig and organic chemistry, 1820-40; 4. Liebig and the British; 5. Liebig and commerce; 6. Liebig and the farmers: agricultural chemistry; 7. Liebig and the doctors: animal chemistry; 8. Liebig on toast: the chemistry of food; 9. Liebig and London: the chemistry of sewage; 10. Populariser of science: chemical letters; 11. Philosopher of science: the Bacon Affair; 12. Death and assessment; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: William H. Brock.

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