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Young Humphry Davy : the making of an experimental chemist

Author: June Z Fullmer
Publisher: Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 2000.
Series: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 237.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Humphry Davy, Sir; Humphry Davy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Z Fullmer
ISBN: 0871692376 9780871692375
OCLC Number: 43607492
Description: xvi, 385 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Penzance : Introduction --
Birth and family: the early years --
A year of idleness --
Apprenticeship --
Beginning chemistry --
Mentors and friends --
Dr. Thomas Beddoes --
A job offer --
pt. II. Bristol : The Clifton years: October 1798-March 1801 --
"The most amiable woman in the world" --
The light of nature pursued --
New friends and acquaintances: the Bristol poets --
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, chemistry and the "Passion of hope" --
Caloric and phosoxygen --
Moral tales, education theory, and a planned epic --
Bonnet canes and silex: a chemical exercise --
Experimental plans, syphilitics and scientific priority --
Phosoxygen denied: "The bible of Lavoisier" --
The wonder-working gas of delight --
Nitrogen oxides I: pneumatic chemistry --
Nitrogen oxides II --
Physiological experiments --
Holidays confronting medical theory --
Breaking Beddoes's dream --
Voltaic electricity I --
Voltaic electricity II --
Negotiating a job offer --
p.t III. London : A career well-founded --
Afterword.
Series Title: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, v. 237.
Responsibility: June Z. Fullmer.

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