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Perspectives on chemical biography in the 21st century

Author: Peter J T Morris; Isabel M Malaquias
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Overlooked, even despised by historians of chemistry for many years, the genre of biography has enjoyed a revival since the beginning of this century. The key to its renaissance is the use of the biographical form to provide a contextual analysis of important themes in contrast to the uncritical, almost hagiographic, lives of chemists written in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Bringing together the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J T Morris; Isabel M Malaquias
ISBN: 152752275X 9781527522756
OCLC Number: 1078429506
Description: VII, 268 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The new trend of university archives in Japan : the implications of Riko Majima's diaries as sources of the history of modern chemistry / Masanori Kaji --
Ghost science : writing the history of 21st century science / Jorge C. G. Calado --
Toward a biography of carbon : between nature and society / Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent --
Working with oral history : from classical chemistry to synthetic biology / Jeffrey Allan Johnson --
The role of oral history in the history of 20th century Brazilian chemistry / Ana M. Alfonso-Goldfarb, Marcia H. M. Ferraz, Silvia Waisse --
Talking with the living : what methodology is appropriate for contemporary history of chemistry? / Muriel Le Roux --
Writing a biography of the quantum chemist Charles Alfred Coulson : between science, religion and politics / Ana Simões --
The personal factor : Don Yost and the (lack of) progress in inorganic chemistry at Caltech, 1920-1965 / Jay A. Labinger --
Ludwik Wertenstein (1887-1945) : a physicist and physical chemist in the light of his memoirs / Marcin Dolecki --
A Nobel Prize for energetics? Wilhelm Ostwald, catalysis and energeticism / Letícia dos Santos Pereira, Olival Freire Júnior, Artur José Santos Mascarenhas --
Henry Moseley 1887-1915 / Gordon Woods --
A collective biography of an emerging professional group : chemists granted by the Caisse nationale des sciences (National Fund for Sciences) in the 1930s / Martine Sonnet --
Biographies of outstanding natural scientists, technicians and physicians : a project on the history of science in the GDR / Gisela Boeck --
"Lectiones Vilnenses Andreae Sniadecki" : practice of heritage dissemination / Birute Railiene --
What can chemists and the public learn from biographies of chemists? / Sérgio P. J. Rodrigues --
The unsuspected chemical skills of Albrecht Dürer : the chemistry behind his palette / Maria T. S. R. Gomes --
Chemistry and experts : Antonio Casares-Rodríguez, and his son José Casares-Gil as a scientific family / Ignacio Suay-Matallana --
A double vocation / Willem G. Vijvers --
The Life of Udagawa Youan and his natural science translations : his translation of light and heat reactions in Kouso Seimika / Yona Siderer --
Biography and laboratories : the case of August Wilhelm Hofmann / Peter J. T. Morris --
Glassblowers and scientists : the forgotten link / João A. B. P. Oliveira, António Morais --
The chemist Sebastião Betâmio de Almeida (1817-1864) : between teaching, industrial activity and intervention in the Leiria pine forest / Ana Cardoso de Matos, Ignacio Garcia Pereda --
A case study : the chemist and researcher Joaquim de Santa Clara Sousa Pinto (1803-1876) / Maria da Luz Sampaio, Isabel Neves Cruz --
Teaching physical sciences in nineteenth-century Spain : Professor Mariano Santisteban (1821-1886) / Jose-Antonio Pariente Silván.
Responsibility: edited by Isabel Malaquias and Peter J.T. Morris.

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