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Ideas in Chemistry: A History of the Science David Knight

Ideas in Chemistry: A History of the Science

David Knight

Published December 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780485113907
Hardcover
240 pages
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Chemistry began as the occult science of alchemy- in the 17th century it became a mechanical science- and about 1800 it began to be understood as a fundamental science. It was also seen as the experimental science par excellence, as a useful science,MoreChemistry began as the occult science of alchemy- in the 17th century it became a mechanical science- and about 1800 it began to be understood as a fundamental science. It was also seen as the experimental science par excellence, as a useful science, a classifying science, and so on. This account of the course of the development of chemistry illuminates both its intellectual and institutional history. Among the authors many publications are Norms and Elements (1967), The Nature of Science (1977), The Age of Science (1986) and A Companion to the Physical Sciences (1989).