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Transforming Matter A History of Chemistry from Alchemy to the Buckyball

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ISBN-10: 0801866103

ISBN-13: 9780801866104

Edition: 2001

Authors: Trevor H. Levere

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Chemistry explores the way atoms interact, the constitution of the stars, and the human genome. Knowledge of chemistry makes it possible for us to manufacture dyes and antibiotics, metallic alloys, and other materials that contribute to the necessities and luxuries of human life. In Transforming Matter, noted historian Trevor H. Levere emphasizes that understanding the history of these developments helps us to appreciate the achievements of generations of chemists. Levere examines the dynamic rise of chemistry from the study of alchemy in the seventeenth century to the development of organic and inorganic chemistry in the age of government-funded research and corporate giants. In the past…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 8/3/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

First Steps: From Alchemy to Chemistry?
Robert Boyle: Chemistry and Experiment
A German Story: What Burns, and How
An Enlightened Discipline: Chemistry as Science and Craft
Different Kinds of Air
Theory and Practice: The Tools of Revolution
Atoms and Elements
The Rise of Organic Chemistry
Atomic Weights Revisited
The Birth of the Teaching-Research Laboratory
Atoms in Space
Physical Chemistry
The Nature of the Chemical Bond
Conclusion: Where Now, and Where Next? New Frontiers