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Creations of Fire: Chemistry's Lively History from Alchemy to the Atomic Age

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More than any other science, the history of chemistry is intimately linked to human history. Chemical technology has fostered the development of civilizations, altered the course of wars, generated the industrial revolution, and created the petroleum and plastics that fuel and shape our modern world. In this fascinating and significant book Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite, two respected scientists and writers, have teamed up to present a wonderfully rich story of chemistry - celebrating not only theories and breakthroughs, but the provocative times and personalities that shaped this amazing science and brought it to life.

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Chemical technology has fostered the development of civilizations, altered the course of wars, generated the industrial revolution, and created the petroleum products and plastics that fuel the modern world. This history of chemistry from its most ancient beginnings celebrates theories and breakthroughs through the 20th century, and also looks at the alchemists, swindlers, monks, heretics, kitchen-table inventors and giants of the scientific world. An introduction for lay readers as well as professional chemists.
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"More than any other science, the history of chemistry is intimately linked to human history. Chemical technology has fostered the development of civilizations, altered the course of wars, generated th"

Synopsis:

In this fascinating history, Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite celebrate not only chemistry's theories and breakthroughs but also the provocative times and personalities that shaped this amazing science and brought it to life. Throughout the book, the reader will meet the hedonists and swindlers, monks and heretics, and men and women laboring in garages and over kitchen sinks who expanded our understanding of the elements and discovered such new substances as plastic, rubber, and aspirin. Creations of Fire expands our vision of the meaning of chemistry and reveals the oddballs and academics who have helped shape our world.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-451) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306450877
With:
Goldwhite, Harold
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Goldwhite, Harold
Author:
Cobb, Cathy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Hastcry
Subject:
Chemistry -- History.
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
84-397
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xvi, 475 p.
Dimensions:
8.49x5.80x1.30 in. 1.61 lbs.

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"More than any other science, the history of chemistry is intimately linked to human history. Chemical technology has fostered the development of civilizations, altered the course of wars, generated th"

"Synopsis" by , In this fascinating history, Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite celebrate not only chemistry's theories and breakthroughs but also the provocative times and personalities that shaped this amazing science and brought it to life. Throughout the book, the reader will meet the hedonists and swindlers, monks and heretics, and men and women laboring in garages and over kitchen sinks who expanded our understanding of the elements and discovered such new substances as plastic, rubber, and aspirin. Creations of Fire expands our vision of the meaning of chemistry and reveals the oddballs and academics who have helped shape our world.
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