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

Author: Trevor Harvey Levere
Publisher: Baltimore ; London : 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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Harvey Levere
ISBN: 080186609X 9780801866098 0801866103 9780801866104
OCLC Number: 495546163
Description: 1 vol. (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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