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Distilling knowledge : alchemy, chemistry, and the scientific revolution, Bruce T. Moran

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Distilling knowledge : alchemy, chemistry, and the scientific revolution
Title
Distilling knowledge
Title remainder
alchemy, chemistry, and the scientific revolution
Statement of responsibility
Bruce T. Moran
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reacting to the perception that the break, early on in the scientific revolution, between alchemy and chemistry was clean and abrupt, Moran literately and engagingly recaps what was actually a slow process. Far from being the superstitious amalgam it is now considered, alchemy was genuine science before and during the scientific revolution. The distinctive alchemical procedure--distillation--became the fundamental method of analytical chemistry, and the alchemical goal of transmuting "base metals" into gold and silver led to the understanding of compounds and elements. What alchemy very gradually but finally lost in giving way to chemistry was its spiritual or religious aspect, the linkages it discerned between purely physical and psychological properties. Drawing saliently from the most influential alchemical and scientific texts of the medieval to modern epoch (especially the turbulent and eventful seventeenth century), Moran fashions a model short history of science volume
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N$T
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Moran, Bruce T
Dewey number
540/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QD15
LC item number
.M67 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 D-932
  • QD 15
NLM item number
M829d 2005
Series statement
New histories of science, technology, and medicine
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  • Chemistry
  • Alchemy
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Chemistry
  • Alchemy
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 17th Century
  • Chimie
  • Alchimie
  • Sciences de la Renaissance
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Alchemy
  • Chemistry
  • Science, Renaissance
  • Alchemie
  • Chemie
  • Chemie
  • Alchemie
  • Wetenschapsdynamica
Label
Distilling knowledge : alchemy, chemistry, and the scientific revolution, Bruce T. Moran
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1. Doing Alchemy; 2. "That Pleasing Novelty":Alchemy in Artisan and Daily Life; 3. Paracelsus and the "Paracelsians": Natural Relationships and Separation as Creation; 4. Sites of Learning and the Language of Chemistry; 5. Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Technology of Knowing; 6. The Reality of Relationship; Conclusion: Varieties of Experience in Reading the Book of Nature; References; Index
Control code
438723717
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674041226
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctvjtt85s
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438723717
Label
Distilling knowledge : alchemy, chemistry, and the scientific revolution, Bruce T. Moran
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-199) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1. Doing Alchemy; 2. "That Pleasing Novelty":Alchemy in Artisan and Daily Life; 3. Paracelsus and the "Paracelsians": Natural Relationships and Separation as Creation; 4. Sites of Learning and the Language of Chemistry; 5. Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Technology of Knowing; 6. The Reality of Relationship; Conclusion: Varieties of Experience in Reading the Book of Nature; References; Index
Control code
438723717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674041226
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjtt85s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)438723717

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