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Wilhelm Ostwald : the Autobiography.

Author: Robert Smail Jack; Fritz Scholz
Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2017.
Series: Springer biographies.
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This book is the translated and commented autobiography of Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932), who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1909. It is the first translation of the German original version "Lebenslinien: Eine Selbstbiographie," published by Ostwald in 1926/27, and has been painstakingly translated. The book includes comments and explanations, helping readers to understand Ostwald's text in the historical  Read more...
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Jack, Robert Smail.
Wilhelm Ostwald : The Autobiography.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Smail Jack; Fritz Scholz
ISBN: 9783319469553 331946955X
OCLC Number: 971366153
Description: 1 online resource (673 pages).
Contents: Part 1: Riga-Dorpat-Riga: My parental home and childhood --
Youth --
The growing boy --
Student years --
The start of my scientific career --
Teaching and marriage --
My first appointment --
The professorship in Riga --
Germany --
Back in Riga --
My colleague --
Progress --
The appointment in Leipzig --
Part 2: Leipzig: Leaving home --
The new work place and the first fruits --
The laboratory --
At the writing desk --
The Leipzig circle --
The spread of the concept in Germany --
Impact at a distance --
Energetics --
Overload, breakdown and recovery --
The electrochemical society --
Catalysis and the new institute --
Nitrogen --
Natural philosophy --
First journey to America --
Taking leave of chemistry --
An international congress of all the arts and sciences --
Free! --
Part 3: Großbothen and the world --
The doctrine of happiness and its applications --
The exchange professor --
Country house "Energy" --
Great men and the schools --
The world language --
Festive days --
The Monist Society --
The International Union of Chemists --
The Bridge --
The energetic imperative --
World war and revolution --
The theory of colour --
The beauty of the law --
The noise of the streets and the peace of the garden.
Series Title: Springer biographies.

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This book is the translated and commented autobiography of Wilhelm Ostwald (1853-1932), who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1909.  Read more...

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