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Enlightenment Science in the Romantic Era : The Chemistry of Berzelius and its Cultural Setting - Evan M. Melhado

Enlightenment Science in the Romantic Era

The Chemistry of Berzelius and its Cultural Setting

By: Evan M. Melhado (Editor), Tore Frdngsmyr (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 9th December 2002
ISBN: 9780521417754
Number Of Pages: 264

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Joseph Berzelius (1779-1848), one of the world's leading scientists in the first half of the nineteenth century, dominated the field of chemistry, animated the cultural life of his native Sweden, and served for three decades as secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Despite his immense stature, modern studies have underestimated his significance. This volume remedies the scarcity of accessible, modern assessments of Berzelius by bringing to a broad audience the results of recent scholarship, and it offers an enhanced assessment of his originality and influence.

'This collection of essays helps us considerably to see Berzelius's life and work in depth and in perspective.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Berzelius and his time
'Truth, The Angel of Light': Berzelius, Agardh and Hwasser
Berzelius and the atomic theory: the intellectual background
Berzelius, Dalton and the chemical atom
Berzelius's animal chemistry: from physiology to organic chemisty, 1805-1814
Novelty and tradition in the chemistry of Berzelius (1803-1819)
Berzelius as godfather of isomorphism
Berzelius, the dualistic hypothesis, and the rise of organic chemistry
Berzelius as a European traveller
A selected bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521417754
ISBN-10: 0521417759
Series: University of Cambridge Oriental Publications
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 9th December 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56