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The Resource A history of chemistry, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers ; translated by Deborah van Dam

A history of chemistry, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers ; translated by Deborah van Dam

Label
A history of chemistry
Title
A history of chemistry
Statement of responsibility
Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers ; translated by Deborah van Dam
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers present chemistry as a science in search of an identity, or rather as a science whose identity has changed in response to its relation to society and to other disciplines. The authors have written a book deeply enthusiastic about the conceptual, experimental, and technological complexities and challenges with which chemists have grappled over many centuries." "Beginning with chemistry's polymorphous beginnings, featuring many independent discoveries all over the globe, the narrative moves to a discussion of chemistry's niche in the eighteenth-century notion of Natural Philosophy and on to its nineteenth-century role as an exemplary scientific means of reaching positive knowledge. The authors also address contentious issues of concern to contemporary scientists: whether chemistry has become a service science; whether its status has "declined" because its value lies in assisting the leading-edge research activities of molecular geneticists and materials scientists; or whether it is redefining its agenda." "A History of Chemistry treats chemistry as a study whose subject matter, the nature and behavior of qualitatively different materials, remains constant, while the methods and disciplinary boundaries of the science constantly shift."--Jacket
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DLC
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Bensaude-Vincent, Bernadette
Dewey number
540/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
QD11
LC item number
.B4413 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stengers, Isabelle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Chemistry
Label
A history of chemistry, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers ; translated by Deborah van Dam
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-296) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34878931
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780674396593
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96026615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A history of chemistry, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and Isabelle Stengers ; translated by Deborah van Dam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34878931
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780674396593
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96026615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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