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Transforming matter : a history of chemistry from alchemy to the buckyball

Author: Trevor Harvey Levere
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.
Series: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
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In this text, historian Trevor H. Levere emphasizes that understanding the history of the varied developments in chemistry helps us to appreciate the achievements of generations of chemists. He  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Levere, Trevor Harvey.
Transforming matter.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606493838
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Harvey Levere
ISBN: 080186609X 9780801866098 0801866103 9780801866104
OCLC Number: 45094008
Description: x, 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: First steps: from alchemy to chemistry? --
Robert Boyle: chemistry and experiment --
A German story: what burns, and how --
An enlightened discipline: chemistry as science and craft --
Different kinds of air --
Theory and practice: the tools of revolution --
Atoms and elements --
The rise of organic chemistry --
Atomic weights revisited --
The birth of the teaching-research laboratory --
Atoms in space --
Physical chemistry: a discipline comes of age --
The nature of the chemical bond --
Where now, and where next? new frontiers --
Suggested further reading.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
Responsibility: Trevor H. Levere.
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Clearly written tour of history of chemistry

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-07-07) Excellent Permalink

This book was highly recommended by scholars when it came out as a well-written and accurate history of chemistry, and I feel that it lived up to its recommendation. The writing is clear enough so that someone such as I (who has nearly no chemical training) can understand it, but thorough enough that...
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