The Origins of Chemistry

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Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 01.01.1993 - 412 Seiten
"The Origins of Chemistry" integrates the histories of Greek, Arabic, and Latin alchemical traditions with philosophy, technology, and the genesis of medical chemistry. Multhauf differs from his predecessors by finding the sources of chemistry not in medieval alchemy, but in the "chemical" science of matter described in antiquity. This landmark study, which concludes with the field's reorganization by Lavoisier and his contemporaries, contains an exceptional bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Robert P. Multhauf is retired from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., where he was Director of the Museum of History and Technology.

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LIST OF PLATES ix
1
INTRODUCTION
9
PRACTICAL CHEMISTRY IN ANTIQUITY
17
Urheberrecht

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Robert P. Multhauf has been associated with the Smithsonian Institution for over two decades. Among the positions he has held are director of the Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology, president of the Society for the History of Technology, and editor of Isis. He is the author of The Origins of Chemistry.

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