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Prometheans in the lab : chemistry and the making of the modern world

Prometheans in the lab : chemistry and the making of the modern world

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: New York ; London : McGraw-Hill, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

A history of the chemical revolution, telling the stories of the scientific discoveries, the men involved, and how they helped to shape the modern world. It describes not only the upside of each  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
ISBN: 0071407952 9780071407953
OCLC Number: 50301123
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Soap and Nicolas Leblanc: December 6, 1742-January 16, 1806 --
Ch. 2. Color and William Henry Perkin: March 12, 1838-July 14, 1907 --
Ch. 3. Sugar and Norbert Rillieux: March 17, 1806-October 8, 1894 --
Ch. 4. Clean Water and Edward Frankland: February 20, 1825-August 9, 1899 --
Ch. 5. Fertilizer, Poison Gas, and Fritz Haber: December 9, 1868-January 29, 1934 --
Ch. 6. Leaded Gasoline, Safe Refrigeration, and Thomas Midgley, Jr.: May 18, 1899-November 2, 1944 --
Ch. 7. Nylon and Wallace Hume Carothers: April 27, 1896-April 29, 1937 --
Ch. 8. DDT and Paul Hermann Muller: January 12, 1899-October 13, 1965 --
Ch. 9. Lead-Free Gasoline and Clair C. Patterson: June 2, 1922-December 5, 1995.
Responsibility: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.


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