Creations Of Fire

Chemistry's Lively History From Alchemy To The Atomic Age

Cobb, Cathy; Goldwhite, Harold
eISBN-13: 9780786731091

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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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ISBNs 9780738205946, 073820594X, 9780786731091, 0786731095, 9780786731091
Language English