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The limits of matter : chemistry, mining, and Enlightenment

Author: Hjalmar Fors
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Series: Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By studying the chemists at the Swedish Bureau of Mines and their networks, and integrating their practices into the wider European context, the author illustrates how they and their successors  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hjalmar Fors
ISBN: 9780226194998 022619499X
OCLC Number: 879553044
Description: 241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The edges of the map --
Of witches, trolls, and inquisitive men --
Chymists in the mining business --
From curious to ingenious knowledge --
Elements of enlightenment --
Capturing the laughing gnome --
Conclusion: material reality and the Enlightenment.
Series Title: Synthesis (University of Chicago. Press)
Responsibility: Hjalmar Fors.

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