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The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic table, Richard Morris

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The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic table
Title
The last sorcerers
Title remainder
the path from alchemy to the periodic table
Statement of responsibility
Richard Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Cataloging source
N$T
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1939-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Richard
Index
index present
LC call number
QD11
LC item number
.M86 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chemistry
  • SCIENCE
  • Chemistry
Summary expansion
  • Depicting the lively careers of early scientists and their contributions in the 18th century, Morris skillfully brings the history of chemistry to life. He has been hailed by "Kirkus Reviews" as a "clear and lively writer with a penchant for down-to-earth examples."
  • What we now call chemistry began in the fiery cauldrons of sorcerers seeking not to make a better world through science, but rather to make themselves richer through magic formulas and con games. Yet among these early frauds were a few far-seeing "alchemists" who used the trial and error of rigorous experimentation to transform mysticism into science. Others would come along-including the great Antoine Lavoisier and Dimitri Mendeleev-who carefully examined, measured, and recorded their findings. These visionaries brought order to the chemical sciences and finally gave birth to the first Periodic Table in the late 1800s. But between and after Lavoisier and Mendeleev were a host of other colorful, brilliant scientists who made their mark on the field of chemistry. Taking a cue from the great chemists themselves, Morris has brewed up a potent combination of the alluringly obscure and the historically momentous, spiked with just the right dose of quirky and ribald detail to deliver a magical brew of history, science, and personalities
Label
The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic table, Richard Morris
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The four elements -- 2. Prelude to the birth of chemistry -- 3. The sceptical chymist -- 4. The discovery of the elements -- 5. A nail for the coffin -- 6. "Only an instant to cut off that head" -- 7. The atom -- 8. Problems with atoms -- 9. The periodic law -- 10. Deciphering the atom -- Epilogue: Continuing the search
Control code
53987497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309505932
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53987497
Label
The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic table, Richard Morris
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-264) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The four elements -- 2. Prelude to the birth of chemistry -- 3. The sceptical chymist -- 4. The discovery of the elements -- 5. A nail for the coffin -- 6. "Only an instant to cut off that head" -- 7. The atom -- 8. Problems with atoms -- 9. The periodic law -- 10. Deciphering the atom -- Epilogue: Continuing the search
Control code
53987497
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 282 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309505932
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53987497

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