Creations Of Fire: Chemistry's Lively History From Alchemy To The Atomic Age (Paperback)

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Creations Of Fire: Chemistry's Lively History From Alchemy To The Atomic Age (Paperback)

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In this fascinating history, Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite celebrate not only chemistry's theories and breakthroughs but also the provocative times and personalities that shaped this amazing science and brought it to life. Throughout the book, the reader will meet the hedonists and swindlers, monks and heretics, and men and women laboring in garages and over kitchen sinks who expanded our understanding of the elements and discovered such new substances as plastic, rubber, and aspirin. Creations of Fire expands our vision of the meaning of chemistry and reveals the oddballs and academics who have helped shape our world.
Cathy Cobb, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Augusta College.

Harold Goldwhite. Ph.D., is Professor of Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738205946
ISBN-10: 073820594X
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: December 20th, 2001
Pages: 496
Language: English