Creations of Fire Chemistry's Lively History from Alchemy to the Atomic Age

ISBN-10: 073820594X
ISBN-13: 9780738205946
Edition: 2001
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Description: This text looks at the history of the people behind the greatest discoveries in chemistry. The authors celebrate not only chemistry's theories and breakthroughs but also the times and personalities that shaped it.

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List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 12/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232

This text looks at the history of the people behind the greatest discoveries in chemistry. The authors celebrate not only chemistry's theories and breakthroughs but also the times and personalities that shaped it.

ca. 100,000-300 BCE: Prehistoric Chemist to Chemical Philosopher--The Seeds
ca. 300 BCE-600 CE: Alexandria and Alchemy
ca. 200 BCE-1000 CE: From Rome to Baghdad
ca. 1000-1200: Alchemy Translates from East to West
ca. 1300-1500: The Evolution of European Alchemy
ca. 1600: Philosophers of Fire
ca. 1700: The Search for System and Phlogiston
ca. 1700: Revolution!
ca. 1800-1848: Apres Le Deluge
ca. 1800-1848: The Professional Chemist
ca. 1848-1914: Thermodynamics--The Heat of the Matter
ca. 1830-1914: Organic Chemistry--Up from the Ooze
ca. 1848-1914: Inorganic Elements and Ions--New Earths and Airs
ca. 1848-1914: Analytical, Industrial, and Biochemistry-- Creations of Coal
ca. 1914-1950: Quantum Chemistry-- The Belly of the Beast
ca. 1914-1950: Polymers and Proteins: Links in the Chain
ca. 1914-1950: New Materials and Methods--Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Grow
ca. 1914-1950: Chemical Kinetics--Boom or Bust
ca. 1914-1950: Radiochemistry--Dalton Dissected
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