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Scaling up : the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the rise of a new profession

Author: Colin Divall; Sean Johnston
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©2000.
Series: Chemists and chemistry, v. 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a contested existence before the First World War, chemical engineering became one of the "big four" engineering professions in Britain. Drawing upon archival research, this book examines the evolution of technical practice, working environment and social interactions of chemical engineering.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Divall; Sean Johnston
ISBN: 0792366921 9780792366928
OCLC Number: 45093719
Description: xxviii, 347 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction: An elusive profession --
Ch. 2. ' ... That doubtful and indescribable person, the chemical engineer ... ' --
Ch. 3. Catalysing an identity, 1915-1925 --
Ch. 4. Designing professionals --
Ch. 5. Dampened aspirations --
Ch. 6. Rapid expansion --
Ch. 7. Unstable equilibrium --
Ch. 8. Institution versus profession --
Ch. 9. Conclusions: Distilling and identity.
Series Title: Chemists and chemistry, v. 20.
Responsibility: Colin Divall and Sean F. Johnston ; with a chapter by James F. Donnelly.
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