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Cathedrals of science : the personalities and rivalries that made modern chemistry

Author: Patrick Coffey
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like any other human endeavor, chemistry was built by real people, with all their strengths and faults. Cathedrals of Science describes its construction-the intersection of science and personality  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Irving Langmuir; Gilbert Newton Lewis; Irving Langmuir; Gilbert Newton Lewis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Coffey
ISBN: 9780195321340 0195321340
OCLC Number: 781070137
Description: XIX, 379 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue ; 1. The Ionists- Arrhenius and Nernst ; 2. Physical Chemistry in America- Lewis and Langmuir ; 3. The Third Law and Nitrogen-Haber and Nernst ; 4. Chemists at War-Haber, Nernst, Langmuir, and Lewis ; 5. The Lewis-Langmuir Theoru-Lewis, Langmuir, and Harkins ; 6. Science and the Nazis-Nernst and Haber ; 7. Nobel prizes-Lweis and Langmuir ; 8. Heavy Water, Acids and Bases, Plutonium-Lewis, Urey, and Seaborg ; 9. The Secret of Life-Pauling, Wrinch, and Langmuir ; 10. Pathological Science-Langmuir ; 11. Lewis's Last Days ; Epilogue ; Endnotes ; Sources, Acknowledgements, and Selected Bibliography
Responsibility: Patrick Coffey.

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