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Prometheans in the Lab

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ISBN-10: 0071407952

ISBN-13: 9780071407953

Edition: 2003

Authors: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne

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Sharon Bertsch McGrayne tells the history of the chemical revolution through the lives of the men who created it. The text looks at the upside of each pivotal discovery and the effects they wrought on the environment and public health.
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne is the author of several critically-acclaimed books about scientific discoveries, including "Prometheans in the Lab", "Nobel Prize Women in Science", and "Blue Genes and Polyester Plants".

Preludep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Soap and Nicolas Leblanc (December 6, 1742-January 16, 1806)p. 1
Color and William Henry Perkin (March 12, 1838-July 14, 1907)p. 15
Sugar and Norbert Rillieux (March 17, 1806-October 8, 1894)p. 30
Clean Water and Edward Frankland (February 20, 1825-August 9, 1899)p. 43
Fertilizer, Poison Gas, and Fritz Haber (December 9, 1868-January 29, 1934)p. 58
Leaded Gasoline, Safe Refrigeration, and Thomas Midgley, Jr. (May 18, 1889-November 2, 1944)p. 79
Nylon and Wallace Hume Carothers (April 27, 1896-April 29, 1937)p. 106
DDT and Paul Hermann Muller (January 12, 1899-October 13, 1965)p. 148
Lead-Free Gasoline and Clair C. Patterson (June 2, 1922-December 5, 1995)p. 168
Postludep. 198
Annotated Bibliographyp. 201
Indexp. 239
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