Broad, humanistic treatment concentrates on the great figures of chemistry and the ideas that revolutionized the science, from earliest history to the modern era. Much of the book is devoted to alchemy, but also the development of modern chemistry: atomic theory, nature of the elements, beginning of organic chemistry, much more. Broad in scope, erudite yet very readable, with few chemical equations or formulae. Glossary. 50 illustartions.
Reprint of Through Alchemy to Chemistry: A Procession of Ideas & Personalities, G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., London, 1961 edition.
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