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

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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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A provocative history of the people behind the greatest discoveries in chemistry

About the Author

Cathy Cobb, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Augusta College.Harold Goldwhite. Ph.D., is Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. Cathy Cobb, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Augusta College.Harold Goldwhite. Ph.D., is Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles.

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ISBN:
9780738205946
Author:
Cobb, Cathy
Author:
Goldwhite, Harold
Publisher:
Westview Publishing
Location:
Reading, Mass.
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Chemistry
Subject:
Discoveries in science
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Chemistry -- History.
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
#40
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 19.5 oz

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