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The Historical Background of Chemistry

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Professor Leicester traces the development of chemistry through the thoughts and ideas of practitioners and theorists, from Aristotle and Plato to Curie and 20th-century nuclear scientists. Throughout, the relationship of chemical advances to a broader world history is recognized and stressed. 15 figures. Name and subject indexes. 1956 edition.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published June 1st 1971 by Dover Publications
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Ted
Jan 17, 2013 Ted rated it it was amazing
Much less of a chore to read this than Ihde's Development of Modern Chemistry. This is probably all the history of the subject a high school teacher would need and more. The big lesson to me was that the science could never get traction until chemists started sharing their discoveries and working off each other's work. Getting the physicists, geologists, astronomers.... all working together was the next step. The book does a nice basic job explaining why Physical Chemists and Organic Chemists ...more
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Dec 26, 2009 David rated it it was amazing
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This is an absolutely fantastic book. Although the book follows the history of chemistry through the ages, this book could just as easily be a historical background on alchemy. This book provides a clear and easy to follow progression of alchemy through the ages from Egypt to China to England. It also outlines the main goals and contributions made by each of the cultures. Out of print, but not hard to find. Worth a read.
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