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Sir James Dewar, 1842-1923 : A Ruthless Chemist.

Author: J S Rowlinson
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2012.
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
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Sir James Dewar was a major figure in British chemistry for around 40 years. He held the posts of Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy at Cambridge (1875-1923) and Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution (1877-1923) and is remembered principally for his efforts to liquefy hydrogen successfully in the field that would come to be known as cryogenics. His experiments in this field led him to  Read more...
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Rowlinson, J.S.
Sir James Dewar, 1842-1923 : A Ruthless Chemist
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd,c2012
Named Person: James Dewar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J S Rowlinson
ISBN: 9781409406143 1409406148
OCLC Number: 796383887
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (255 p.)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Nomenclature and Units; Abbreviations; 1 Boyhood; 2 Edinburgh; 3 Cambridge; 4 Demonstrators; 5 Spectroscopy; 6 London; 7 Commerce; 9 Argon and Helium; 10 The Davy Faraday Research Laboratory; 11 Decline; Chronology; Appendix: Liquefying a Gas; Notes and References; Name Index; Subject Index;
Series Title: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
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