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William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of science

Author: W H Brock
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2016.
Series: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Crookes' long life was one of unbroken scientific and business activity, culminating in his appointment as President of the Royal Society in 1913. This biography guides us through the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brock, W.H. (William Hodson).
William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of science.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008
(DLC) 2007025302
(OCoLC)144773496
Named Person: William Crookes; William Crookes
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W H Brock
ISBN: 9781351872874 1351872877 9781351872867 1351872869
OCLC Number: 966313116
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: A tailor's son --
Photographic chemist : the making of an editor --
Earning a living --
Thallium --
Carbolic and cattle plague --
Selling science, 1865-1875 --
Spiritualism --
Mysterious forces : investigating Mr Home --
Chemistry is strictly a science of precision --
The investigation of Florence Cook, 1872-1874 --
Scandal : the investigations of Annie Eva Fay and Rosina Showers --
The radiometer and its lessons : William Carpenter versus William Crookes --
Dark spaces and the fourth state of matter --
Ubi crux ibi lux : the business of electricity --
The commercialization of public health : water --
The commercialization of public health : adulteration, sewage and hygiene --
Radiant spectroscopy : the rare earths crusade --
Esoteric chemistry in the nineties --
Inert gases and transmutations --
The wheat problem --
Radioactivity --
Welsh gold and African diamonds --
The grand old man of chemical physics, 1907-1913 --
The final years, 1913-1919 --
The afterlife.
Series Title: Science, technology, and culture, 1700-1945.
Responsibility: William H. Brock.

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