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Norton History of Chemistry, The

Brock, William H.

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ISBN 10: 0393035360 / ISBN 13: 9780393035360
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, New York, 1993
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Title: Norton History of Chemistry, The

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Recounts the rise of a sophisticated science, from the alchemists' futile attempts to turn lead into gold, to the breakthroughs of the 20th century.

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Do words like chemical , synthetic , or additive conjure up visions of pollution, poisoning, or disasters? For many people they do. Yet the author believes that chemistry would be better appreciated if its history were understood. To assist both the general reader and the student of chemistry, Brock has written a lively and comprehensible survey of chemistry's rich heritage from its early beginnings in alchemy and iatrochemistry to its emergence in the 18th and 19th centuries as a more empirical and systematic science. A generous treatment of 20th-century chemistry explores the worlds of Linus Pauling, Robert Woodward, and others. Each chapter is devoted to a significant development in chemistry's history, including the atomic theory, organic analysis, classification, Mendeleev's principles, and the chemical bond. For public and academic libraries. This book and The Norton History of the Environmental Sciences , reviewed above, are the first two titles in a planned ten-volume series.--Ed.
- Nancy Chipman-Shlaes, Governors State Univ. Lib., University Park, Ill.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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