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Lawrence M. Principe

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  • New Narratives in Eighteenth-century Chemistryby Lawrence M. Principe

    Springer 2007; US$ 199.00

    The 18th century has been considered critical for the development of modern chemistry, yet many crucial features of the period remain largely unknown or unexplored, for general accounts - often built around Lavoisier - have remained quite selective. This volume presents approaches and topics to build a view of chemical work during the period. more...

  • The Scientific Revolutionby Lawrence M. Principe

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the 'Scientific Revolution.' New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, knew, and could do, but also forced them to redefine themselves with respect to the strange new worlds revealed... more...

  • The Secrets of Alchemyby Lawrence M. Principe

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    In The Secrets of Alchemy, Lawrence M. Principe, one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject, brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in human history and culture. By surveying what alchemy was and how it began, developed, and overlapped with a range of ideas and pursuits, Principe illuminates... more...

  • Alchemical Laboratory Notebooks and Correspondenceby George Starkey; William R. Newman; Lawrence M. Principe

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 74.00

    George Starkey—chymistry tutor to Robert Boyle, author of immensely popular alchemical treatises, and probably early America's most important scientist—reveals in these pages the daily laboratory experimentation of a seventeenth-century alchemist. The editors present in this volume transcriptions of Starkey's texts, their translations,... more...

  • Alchemy Tried in the Fireby William R. Newman; Lawrence M. Principe

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Winner of the 2005 Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society.   What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he employ? Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions... more...

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