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A well-ordered thing : Dmitrii Mendeleev and the shadow of the periodic table

Auteur : Michael D Gordin
Éditeur: New York : Basic Books, ©2004.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"When a young Dmitrii Mendeleev drafted the Periodic Table of Elements as a guide for his chemistry students at St. Petersburg University, he already had dreams of building a unified scientific empire in his home of Russia, with a place for himself in the limelight." "That the Periodic Table predicted the existence of three unknown elements and became the framework for modern chemistry helped Mendeleev's cause; it  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Biographie
Biographies
Biography
Personne nommée: Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev; Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev; Dmitrij I Mendeleev; Dmitrij I Mendeleev
Type d’ouvrage: Biographie, Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Michael D Gordin
ISBN: 046502775X 9780465027750
Numéro OCLC: 53796860
Description: xx, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenu: Elements of the system --
The ideal gas lawyer --
Chasing ghosts --
The great reaction --
The imperial turn --
Making Newtons --
Disintegration.
Responsabilité: Michael D. Gordin.
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"When a young Dmitrii Mendeleev drafted the Periodic Table of Elements as a guide for his chemistry students at St. Petersburg University, he already had dreams of building a unified scientific empire in his home of Russia, with a place for himself in the limelight." "That the Periodic Table predicted the existence of three unknown elements and became the framework for modern chemistry helped Mendeleev's cause; it gave him a platform for social change and sensationalism. When he battled the emergence of Spiritualism in Russia, playing the skeptical foil in the seances he attended, newspapers across St. Petersburg paid attention. When he ventured into the sky as the novice pilot of a hot-air balloon, it made meteorology noteworthy in Russia. His attempts to distill a pure "ether" from the earth's atmosphere were similarly brave, but that chemical prophecy turned out to be less inspired." "Mendeleev's relationship with the Russian establishment was equally turbulent. He was advisor to the Tsar, vitriolic proponent of protectionism, and he later introduced the metric system to the Russian Empire. But his dramatic rejection at the hands of the Russian Academy of Sciences sent him into a tailspin that saw him spend his later years clawing to hold onto the reputation he established in his youth, while trying to reinvent himself as a scientific legend, a Siberian Isaac Newton. Mendeleev was a loyal subject of the Tsar, but he was also a maverick who thought that only an outsider could perfect a modern Russia. He wanted to remake Russia just as he had remade chemistry, and his successes - and his failures - were significant."--Jacket.

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