The Resource The art of chemistry : myths, medicines, and materials, Arthur Greenberg

The art of chemistry : myths, medicines, and materials, Arthur Greenberg

Label
The art of chemistry : myths, medicines, and materials
Title
The art of chemistry
Title remainder
myths, medicines, and materials
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Greenberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Art of chemistry employs 187 figures to illuminate 72 essays on the mythical origins, experiments, and adventurous explorers in the annals of chemistry. Each of the eight sections tracks chemistry's incremental progress from myth to modern science, featuring the figures and diagrams that early chemists used to explain their craft. Readers will meet the deadly basilisk and the fabulous phoenix that populated the lore of pre-modern chemistry, learn the contributions to chemistry of Benjamin Franklin, and encounter Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry. Greenberg also examines our fundamental connections with science through two personal essays, one on an adolescent friend who became a world-renowned entomology professor and the other on his quest to discover his own chemical heritage
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenberg, Arthur
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QD11
LC item number
.G735 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 C-291
  • QD 11
NLM item number
G798a 2003
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chemistry
  • Alchemy
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Alchemy
  • History of Medicine
  • Chimie
  • Alchimie
  • Médecine
  • Alchemy
  • Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Chemie
  • Química (história)
  • Alchemie
  • Geschichte
  • Chemie
  • Alchimie
  • Chimie - Histoire
  • Médecine - Histoire
  • Alchemie
  • Chemie
  • Geschichte
Label
The art of chemistry : myths, medicines, and materials, Arthur Greenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue
  • Spiritual and myphological roots
  • Stills, cupels and weapons
  • Medicines, purges and ointments
  • Emerging science
  • Two revolutions in France
  • Young country and a young theory
  • Specialization and systemization
  • Some fun
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 357 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780471071808
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002009950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50080290
  • (OCoLC)ocm50080290
Label
The art of chemistry : myths, medicines, and materials, Arthur Greenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue
  • Spiritual and myphological roots
  • Stills, cupels and weapons
  • Medicines, purges and ointments
  • Emerging science
  • Two revolutions in France
  • Young country and a young theory
  • Specialization and systemization
  • Some fun
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xix, 357 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780471071808
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002009950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50080290
  • (OCoLC)ocm50080290

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