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The Resource The chemistry of alchemy : from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged, Cathy Cobb, Monty L. Fetterolf, and Harold Goldwhite

The chemistry of alchemy : from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged, Cathy Cobb, Monty L. Fetterolf, and Harold Goldwhite

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The chemistry of alchemy : from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged
Title
The chemistry of alchemy
Title remainder
from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Cobb, Monty L. Fetterolf, and Harold Goldwhite
Title variation
chemistry of alchemy
Title variation remainder
from dragons blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged
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eng
Summary
As the authors show, the writings of medieval alchemists may seem like the ravings of brain-addled fools, but there is more to the story than that. Recent scholarship has shown that some seemingly nonsensical mysticism is, in fact, decipherable code, and Western European alchemists functioned from a firmer theoretical foundation than previously thought. They had a guiding principle, based on experience: separate and purify materials by fire and reconstitute them into products, including, of course, gold and the universal elixir, the Philosophers' stone. Their efforts were not in vain: by trial, by error, by design, and by persistence, the alchemists discovered acids, alkalis, alcohols, salts, and exquisite, powerful, and vibrant reactions--which can be reproduced using common products, minerals, and metals
Summary
Demonstrations and brief profiles explain how ancient alchemists stumbled on the science of chemistry, revealing the unrealized theoretical understandings of European alchemists who discovered the properties and reactions of elements
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10318350
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
540.1/12
Index
index present
LC call number
QD13
LC item number
.C63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged
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The chemistry of alchemy : from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged, Cathy Cobb, Monty L. Fetterolf, and Harold Goldwhite
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn860395117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149154
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)860395117
Label
The chemistry of alchemy : from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged, Cathy Cobb, Monty L. Fetterolf, and Harold Goldwhite
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn860395117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
364 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781616149154
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)860395117

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