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

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 239.00

    The eighteenth century has long been considered critical for the development of modern chemistry, yet many features of the period remain largely unknown or unexplored. This volume details new approaches and topics to build a more complex view of chemical work during the period. Themes include late-phase alchemy, professionalization, chemical education,... more...

  • The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introductionby Lawrence M. Principe

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Lawrence M. Principe takes a fresh approach to the story of the scientific revolution, emphasising the historical context of the society and its world view at the time. From astronomy to alchemy and medicine to geology, he tells this fascinating story from the perspective of the historical characters involved. more...

  • The Secrets of Alchemyby Lawrence M. Principe

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 15.00

    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 the practice.... more...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    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...

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

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 92.50

    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, and valuable... more...

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