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Mendeleyev's dream : the quest for the elements, Paul Strathern

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Mendeleyev's dream : the quest for the elements
Title
Mendeleyev's dream
Title remainder
the quest for the elements
Statement of responsibility
Paul Strathern
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1869 Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry. Wearied by the effort, he fell asleep at his desk. What he dreamt would fundamentally change the way we see the world. Framing this history is the life story of the nineteenth-century Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev, who fell asleep at his desk and awoke after conceiving the periodic table in a dream-the template upon which modern chemistry is founded and the formulation of which marked chemistry's coming of age as a science. From ancient philosophy through medieval alchemy to the splitting of the atom, this is the true story of the birth of chemistry and the role of one man's dream. In this elegant, erudite, and entertaining book, Paul Strathern unravels the quixotic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strathern, Paul
Dewey number
540.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mendeleyev, Dmitry Ivanovich
  • Chemists
  • Chemical elements
  • Chemistry
Label
Mendeleyev's dream : the quest for the elements, Paul Strathern
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) 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
In the beginning -- The practice of alchemy -- Genius and gibberish -- Paracelsus -- Trial and error -- The elements of science -- A born-again science -- Things never seen before -- The great phlogiston mystery -- The mystery solved -- A formula for chemistry -- The search for a hidden structure -- Mendeleyev -- The periodic table
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781643130699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1054000515
  • (OCoLC)1054000515
Label
Mendeleyev's dream : the quest for the elements, Paul Strathern
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302) 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
In the beginning -- The practice of alchemy -- Genius and gibberish -- Paracelsus -- Trial and error -- The elements of science -- A born-again science -- Things never seen before -- The great phlogiston mystery -- The mystery solved -- A formula for chemistry -- The search for a hidden structure -- Mendeleyev -- The periodic table
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781643130699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1054000515
  • (OCoLC)1054000515

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