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Crucibles the Story of Chemistry 4TH Edition

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This book is a classic in the field of popular science. Standard reading since the 1930s, it is one of the few historeis of chemistry to concentrate on the lives of the great chemists. Through these dramatic and human stories, it gives an authoritative and entertaining account of the great discoveries and advances in this scientific field. After many printings in three previous editions, this book has been newly revised by the author for this fourth edition.
Beginning with Trevisan and his lifelong search for the "philosopher's stone," the author narrates the lives and discoveries of such towering figures as Paracelsus and his chemical treatment of disease; Priestley looking for phlogiston and finding oxygen and carbon dioxide, Lavoisier creating a new language of chemistry; Dalton and his Atomic Theory; Avogadro and the idea of molecules, Mendeleeff arranging the table of elements under his Periodic Law; the Curies isolating radium; Thomson discovering the electron; Moseley and his Law of Atomic Numbers; Lawrence and the construction of the cyclotron; and more. Probably the most dramatic chapter in the book, the account of the development of nuclear fission, ends the story of chemistry at its most monumental achievement. A final chapter discusses some of the consequences of nuclear fission, the discovery of nuclear fusion, and the recent work with subatomic particles.
Bernard Jaffe is the author of many other science books and several science textbooks. Upon the original publication of this book, Mr. Jaffe received the Francis Bacon Award for the Humanizing of Knowledge. The American Chemical Society's History of Chemistry Division honored him in 1973 with its Dexter Award for "distinguished achievement in the history of chemistry."

Synopsis:

Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Classic popular account of great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeleeff, Curie, Thomson,Lavoisier, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. The Chicago Daily Tribune declared, "The saga is exciting and Mr. Jaffe has told it with distinction." 20 illustrations

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Table of Contents

Bernard Trevisan (1406-1490) --Theophrastus Paracelsus (1493-1541) --John Joachim Becher (1625-1682) --Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) --Henry Cavendish (1731-1810) --Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743-1794) --John Dalton (1766-1844) --John Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848) --Amedeo Avagadro (1776-1856) --Friedrich Woehler (1800-1882) --Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendelâeeff (1834-1907) --Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) --Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867-1934) --Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940) and Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937) --Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (1887-1915) --Niels Bohr (1885-1962) and Irving Langmuir (1881-1957) --Ernest Orlando Lawrence (1901-1958) --Men who harnessed nuclear energy --Nuclear energy today and tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486233420
Author:
Jaffe, Bernard
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Chemists
Subject:
Chemistry -- History.
Subject:
Quâimica
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Chemists -- Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 1
Publication Date:
19760631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.85 lb

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Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations.
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Classic popular account of great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeleeff, Curie, Thomson,Lavoisier, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. The Chicago Daily Tribune declared, "The saga is exciting and Mr. Jaffe has told it with distinction." 20 illustrations
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