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The Making of the Chemist: The Social History of Chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914.

KNIGHT, David & Helge KRAGH (eds.).

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ISBN 10: 0521583519 / ISBN 13: 9780521583510
Published by Cambridge University Press, (1998)., Cambridge:, 1998
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FIRST EDITION. Tall 8vo. xxi, 353 pp. Figs., tables, index. Navy cloth, silver and mustard stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. ISBN: 0521583519. Bookseller Inventory # BL1724

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Title: The Making of the Chemist: The Social ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, (1998)., Cambridge:

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Modern chemistry, so alarming, so necessary, so ubiquitous, became a mature science in nineteenth-century Europe. As it developed, often from a lowly position in medicine or in industry, so chemists established themselves as professional men; but differently in different countries. In 1820 chemistry was an autonomous science of great prestige but chemists had no corporate identity. It was 1840 before national chemical societies were first formed; and many countries lagged fifty years behind. Chemists are the largest of scientific groups; and in this 1998 book we observe the social history of chemistry in fifteen countries, ranging from the British Isles to Lithuania and Greece. There are regularities and similarities; and by describing how national chemical professions emerged under particular economic and social circumstances, the book contributes significantly to European history of science.

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Modern chemistry is integral to modern life. The authors of this 1998 book describe how chemists emerged as professional scientists in countries from Britain to Lithuania, and how international links and competition affected the process. It is an important contribution to European history of science.

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