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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Levere, Trevor Harvey.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Trevor Harvey Levere
|ISBN:||080186609X 9780801866098 0801866103 9780801866104|
|Description:||x, 215 pages : illustrations ; 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.|
"Transforming Matter is targeted at newcomers to the subject, whether or not they have a background in the sciences. Formulas and technicalities are kept to a minimum, and it says much of Levere's
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Clearly written tour of history of chemistry
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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