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The case of the poisonous socks : tales from chemistry

W. H. Brock (William Hodson)

c2011

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (QD 15 .B76 2011 )()

  • Title:
    The case of the poisonous socks : tales from chemistry
  • Author: W. H. Brock (William Hodson)
  • Description: Pt. 1. Chemical futures. The case of the poisonous socks -- Taste, smell and flavour -- Tales of Hofmann -- Liebig on toast -- The future of research at the Royal Institution (London) and the Smithsonian Institution (Washington) -- The future of chemistry in 1901 -- The Alchemical Society, 1912-1915 -- Pt. 2. Organizing chemistry. Putting the "S" in the "Three R's" -- The London Chemical Society, 1824 -- The state of chemistry in Britain in 1846 -- The laboratory before and after Liebig -- The chemical origins of practical physics -- Chemical algebra -- The B-Club -- Chemistry by discovery in a phrase--
    Pt. 3. A cluster of chemists. Amedeo Avogadro -- Liebig and Wohler : creating a path through the dark province of organic nature -- August Kekule (1829-1896) : theoretical chemist -- The Don Quixote of chemistry : Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1817-1880) -- The epistle of Henry the chemist -- He knew he was right : Fritz Haber -- J.R. Partington (1886-1965) : physical chemistry in deed and word -- Henry Crookes, founder of Crookes Laboratories -- A life of magic chemistry -- Pt. 4. Women chemists. Women in alchemy and chemistry -- Teaching chemistry to women -- Musical affinities -- Edith Hilda Usherwood (1898-1988) and the Ingold Partnership --
    Pt. 5. Chemical books and journals. The fate of eponymous chemical journals -- The lamp of learning : Richard Taylor and the textbook -- "The greatest work which England has ever produced" : Henry Watts and the Dictionary of Chemistry -- Chemistry in the aquarium -- Insurance chemistry -- Math for chemists -- The chemistry of pottery -- Baker's dozens -- Pt. 6. Lost to chemistry. They also ran -- Who was Crookes's musician-chemist? -- The chemist from Hanwell Asylum -- George Du Maurier (1834-1896) -- Sir Stafford Cripps -- The chemist as novelist : the case of C.P. Snow.
    A collection of essays containing 42 tales of chemists and their discoveries from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • Local Note: acq2013chm
  • Publication Date: c2011
  • Publisher: Cambridge, UK : RSC Pub.
  • Format: xiv, 348 p. : ill., ports. : 23 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781849733243 (pbk.);ISBN 1849733244
  • Subjects: Chemistry -- History -- 19th century; Chemistry -- History -- 20th century; Discoveries in science; Physical sciences; Creative ability in science; Research; Essays
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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