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The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic table

Author: Richard Morris
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Was water just water, plain and simple? Or could it be the sum of other parts? Scientific historians credit the 18th century French chemist Antoine Lavoisier with addressing these fundamental  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Morris
ISBN: 0309095077 9780309095075 0013118218 9780013118213 0309089050 9780309089050 0309505933 9780309505932
OCLC Number: 61058857
Description: xi, 282 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. The four elements --
2. Prelude to the birth of chemistry --
3. The sceptical chymist --
4. The discovery of the elements --
5. A nail for the coffin --
6. "Only an instant to cut off that head" --
7. The atom --
8. Problems with atoms --
9. The periodic law --
10. Deciphering the atom --
Epilogue : The continuing search --
appendix. A catalog of the elements --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard Morris.

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