From Alchemy to Chemistry (Dover Science Books) by John Read
Dover Publications; Dover ed edition | October 5, 2011 | English | ISBN: 0486286908 | 239 pages | PDF | 24 MB
Broad, humanistic treatment concentrates on the great figures of chemistry and the ideas that revolutionized the science, from earliest history to the modern era. Much of the book is devoted to alchemy, but also the development of modern chemistry: atomic theory, nature of the elements, beginning of organic chemistry, much more. Broad in scope, erudite yet very readable, with few chemical equations or formulae. Glossary. 50 illustartions.