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The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction (2016)


From man's first exploration of natural materials and their transformations to today's materials science, chemistry has always been the central discipline that underpins both the physical and biological sciences, as well as technology. In this Very Short Introduction, William H Brock traces the unique appeal of this fundamental science throughout history. Covering alchemy, early-modern chemistry, pneumatic chemistry and Lavoisier's re-interpretation of chemical change, the rise of organic and physical chemistry, and the transforming power of synthesis, Brock explores the extraordinary and often puzzling transformations of natural and artificial materials, as well as the men and women who experimented, speculated, and explained matter and change.

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Authors & Contributors
Fors, Hjalmar
Guerra, Corinna
Lefèvre, Wolfgang
Rein U. Kirss
Stura, Enrico A.
Brock, William H.
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Arbor: Ciencia, Pensamiento y Cultura
History of Science
Foundations of Chemistry
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World
University of Chicago Press
Classiques Garnier
Mines and mining
Properties of matter
Matter theory
Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent
Guyton de Morveau, Louis Bernard
Fourcroy, Antoine François de
Berthollet, Claude Louis
Vaska, Lauri
Davy, Humphry
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
20th century, early
Early modern
Naples (Italy)
New England (U.S.)
Académie Royale des Sciences (France)
Oxford University
University of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ouroboros Club

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