A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry From Alchemy To Modern Molecular Science
A Chemical History Tour: Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science
Take a stroll through this one-of-a-kind book that offers readers an illustrated tour of how chemistry developed, from alchemy to the emergence of chemistry as a scientific discipline in the early 17th century, and, finally, modern-day chemistry. Discover this rare collection of more than 180 illustrations spanning 400 years of chemical publications, with each illustration accompanied by an essay discussing its significance in the context of historical scientific beliefs as well as modern chemical science. The author's knowledge and enthusiasm for the books, images, and subject matter are clearly reflected throughout the very readable, informative, and frequently funny essays. High-quality, full-page reproductions from the author's art collection, published from 1599 to the present, are eloquently displayed.
"Overall, as intended...a fascinating book to browse through and an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the strange and wonderful history of our collective discipline." (Today's Chemist, Vol. 10, No. 2, February 2001)
"This is a delightful book that has no equal. It is a joy to read and well worth its retail price.... Sentences are short; words are familiar; humor and well-turned phrases...