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The 1702 Chair of Chemistry at Cambridge: Transformation and Change

Archer, Mary; Haley, Christopher (eds.)

Verlag: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005
ISBN 10: 0521828732 / ISBN 13: 9780521828734
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Verlag: Cambridge Univ. Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

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Inhaltsangabe: The University of Cambridge's 1702 chair of chemistry is the oldest continuously occupied chair of chemistry in Britain. The lives and work of the 1702 chairholders over the past three hundred years, described here, paint a vivid picture of chemistry as it slowly transformed from the handmaiden of alchemists and adjunct of medical men into a major academic discipline in its own right. The book has twelve chapters, covering all fifteen chairholders, from Giovanni Francesco Vigani, a contemporary and friend of Isaac Newton, through Smithson Tennant, discoverer of osmium and iridium, and Alexander Robertus Todd, Nobel Laureate and elucidator of the structure of key components of the double helix, to the current chairholder, master molecule maker Steven Victor Ley. Containing personal memoirs and historical essays by acknowledged experts, this book will engage all who are interested in the pivotal role chemistry has played in the making of the modern world.

Rezension: 'This book describes some remarkable characters. It is handsomely produced and well compiled.' Chemistry World

'The story that is presented here for the first time is authoritative, readable, and engaging. Every serious library of chemistry should possess a copy of this work, and everyone interested in the history of science will be captivated by reading it.' Angewandte Chemie International Edition

'? a welcome addition to the literature on science in Cambridge ? a useful account ?' Chemistry & Industry

'? being both useful and interesting within its remit, it is a welcome addition to the literature about the history of science at Cambridge.' Ambix

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