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Mendeleyev"s Dream The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern

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Published by Berkley Trade .
Written in English


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Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL7504722M
ISBN 100425184676
ISBN 109780425184677

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"Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe. It is a book of great clarity and depth." – Jim Crace, bestselling author of 'Harvest'Released on: J   This book provides a vivid history of chemistry, centered around a literary conceit: Mendeleyev's dream. It is an admirable effort in a field that sees few of any only distressing flaw is the advocacy of Nicolas of Cusa as having exposed the Cited by:   Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe. It is a book of great clarity and depth. Jim Crace. Strathern is an entertaining guide, capable of marshaling a colorful cast of thinkers and : Pegasus Books. "Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe. It is a book of great clarity and depth." Jim Crace, bestselling author of 'Harvest'.

  Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern has an overall rating of Positive based on 4 book reviews.3/4(4). A nimble chronological history of the transformation of sorcery and superstition into chemistry. Strathern (Foucault in 90 Minutes, , etc.) does not focus on a single figure (despite his title), but instead addresses the fluidity of ideas over spans of time and space, demonstrating how the systemic ordering of the elements (a breakthrough in understanding akin to gravity) was ultimately Author: Paul Strathern. Mendeleyev's Dream The Quest for the Elements (Book): Strathern, Paul: Baker & TaylorThe author unravels the history of chemistry, from the ancient Greek philosophers to the Age of Englightenment and beyond, introducing the colorful cast of characters who fashioned the study of elements into a science. 12, first an PalgraveIn this elegant, erudite, but entertaining book. Get this from a library! Mendeleyev's dream: the quest for the elements. [Paul Strathern] -- Unravels the history of chemistry, from the ancient Greek philosophers to the Age of Enlightenment and beyond, focusing on the life of the Russian chemist who conceived the periodic table of elements.

Mendeleyev's Dream The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern. ebook. In this elegant, erudite, but entertaining book, Paul Strathern, the award-winning novelist and expositor of complex ideas, unravels the dramatic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements. “Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe. It is a book of great clarity and depth.” Jim Crace “A wonderful historical romp through mankind’s attempts to understand the constituents of matter.” The Observer/5(36). - Buy Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements book online at best prices in India on Read Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(36). His vivid, pacey style is equally present in his first full-length science book, “Mendeleyev’s Dream”, the story of how the Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev built upon 2, years of chemistry to construct the Periodic Table. Just as Newton’s laws and Darwin’s theory of evolution laid the foundation for modern physics and biology.