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Partington, J. R. (James Riddick) 1886-1965

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Works: 118 works in 908 publications in 5 languages and 7,815 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Examinations  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QD11, 540.9
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Most widely held works by J. R Partington
A history of chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

241 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals mainly with the 18th century, but it starts in France and Scandinavia in the 17th, ending in Britain and Ireland in the early 19th centuries
An advanced treatise on physical chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

17 editions published between 1949 and 1985 in English and Russian and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Greek fire and gunpowder by J. R Partington( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly 600 years, from the battles of the early fourteenth century to the dropping of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, firearms derived from gunpowder and other chemicals defined the frightful extent of war. The apparatus and materials used in World War I would have been familiar to our remote ancestors. In this classic work, first published in 1960, James Riddick Partington provides a worldwide survey of the evolution of incendiary devices, Greek fire, and gunpowder. Greek fire, a composition Partington believes was made of a distilled petroleum fraction and other ingredients (but not saltpetre), was most famously used in the sieges of Constantinople and the Crusades. Partington moves from its antecedents--other incendiaries used in ancient warfare--to European gunpowder recipe books ( The Latin Book of Fire, Bellifortis, and Feuerwerkbuch) and the history of infernal machines, mines, canon, small arms, and artillery. His book includes chapters on gunpowder and weapons in Muslim lands, India, and China--including fire books, the use of gunpowder as a propellant, the artillery of the Mughal Emperors, and the use of saltpetre in explosives. He traces the development of gunpowder to eleventh-century China and cites the first known mention and picture of a firearm in 1326. "The history of gunpowder and firearms has attracted many authors with varying interests. The general historian must take account of major inventions effecting revolutions in the life of nations. The historian of science is concerned mostly with the invention of gunpowder. The historian of technology examines the development in the manufacture of explosives and weapons, and the way in which gunpowder has found applications in the peaceful arts. The military historian deals mainly with the use of gunpowder as an explosive and a propellant... and the development of firearms and their use in warfare. No recent book in English (or for that matter in any language) has attempted a concise survey of the subject."--from the Preface
A text-book of inorganic chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

73 editions published between 1921 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure substances and mixtures. The composition of water. Acids, bases and salts. Water and hydrogen peroxide. Electrolyte equilibria. Isotopes, crystal structure, radioactivity. Carbon and hydrocarbons. Boron and silicon. Magnesium, zinc, cadmium and mercury. Manganese and rhenium. The inert gases
General and inorganic chemistry for university students by J. R Partington( Book )

44 editions published between 1946 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and development of applied chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

25 editions published between 1935 and 1988 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermodynamics; a modern introduction to general thermodynamics and its applications to chemistry and physics by J. R Partington( Book )

41 editions published between 1924 and 1950 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced treatise on physical chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

80 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alkali industry by J. R Partington( Book )

17 editions published between 1918 and 1925 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specific heats of gases by J. R Partington( Book )

12 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nitrogen industry by J. R Partington( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher mathematics for chemical students by J. R Partington( Book )

23 editions published between 1911 and 1931 in English and Russian and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermediate chemical calculations by J. R Partington( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text-book of thermodynamics by J. R Partington( Book )

11 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyday chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

21 editions published between 1929 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college course of inorganic chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

14 editions published between 1937 and 1965 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical studies on the phlogiston theory by J. R Partington( Book )

9 editions published between 1937 and 1981 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced treatise on physical chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1967 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of chemistry
Alternative Names
J. R. Partington britisk kemiker

J. R. Partington britisk kjemikar

J. R. Partington britisk kjemiker

J. R. Partington brittisk kemist

James Riddick Partington

James Riddick Partington britischer Chemiker

James Riddick Partington Brits scheikundige (1886-1965)

Partington, J. R.

Partington, J. R. 1886-1965

Partington, James R.

Partington, James R. 1886-1965

Partington, James R. (James Riddick), 1886-1965

Partington, James Riddick

Partington, James Riddick 1886-1965

Riddick Partington, James 1886-1965

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A history of Greek fire and gunpowder