NEW HISTORIES OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDICINE
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Distilling Knowledge

Alchemy, Chemistry, and the Scientific Revolution

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$27.00 • £21.95 • €24.50

ISBN 9780674022492

Publication Date: 09/01/2006

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224 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

8 halftones

New Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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  • 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

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