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The Resource A well-ordered thing : Dmitrii Mendeleev and the shadow of the periodic table, Michael D. Gordin

A well-ordered thing : Dmitrii Mendeleev and the shadow of the periodic table, Michael D. Gordin

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A well-ordered thing : Dmitrii Mendeleev and the shadow of the periodic table
Title
A well-ordered thing
Title remainder
Dmitrii Mendeleev and the shadow of the periodic table
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Gordin
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dmitrii Mendeleev (1834-1907) is a name we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements. Generally, little else has been known about him. A Well-Ordered Thing is an authoritative biography of Mendeleev that draws a multifaceted portrait of his life for the first time. As Michael Gordin reveals, Mendeleev was not only a luminary in the history of science, he was also an astonishingly wide-ranging political and cultural figure. From his attack on Spiritualism to his failed voyage to the Arctic and his near-mythical hot-air balloon trip, this is the story of an extraordinary maverick. The ideals that shaped his work outside science also led Mendeleev to order the elements and, eventually, to engineer one of the most fascinating scientific developments of the nineteenth century. A Well-Ordered Thing is a classic work that tells the story of one of the world's most important minds."--Page 4 of cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordin, Michael D
Dewey number
540/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD22.M43
LC item number
G67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mendeleyev, Dmitry Ivanovich
  • Chemists
  • Periodic law
  • Mendeleyev, Dmitry Ivanovich
  • SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • Chemists
  • Periodic law
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
A well-ordered thing : Dmitrii Mendeleev and the shadow of the periodic table, Michael D. Gordin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-349) 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
Contents
Introduction : Autocracy and Mr. Mendeleev -- Elements of the System : Building Periodicity and a Scientific Petersburg -- The Ideal Gas Lawyer : Expanding Science on the Banks of the Neva -- Chasing Ghosts : Spiritualism and the Struggle for Public Knowledge -- The Great Reaction : Everyone against the Academy of Sciences -- The Imperial Turn : Economics, Evolution, and Empire -- Making Newtons : Romantic Journeys toward Genius -- Disintegration : Fighting Revolutions with Faith -- Conclusion : The Many Mendeleevs
Control code
1077236427
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xx, 361 pages
Isbn
9780691172385
Lccn
2017959004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077236427
Label
A well-ordered thing : Dmitrii Mendeleev and the shadow of the periodic table, Michael D. Gordin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-349) 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
Contents
Introduction : Autocracy and Mr. Mendeleev -- Elements of the System : Building Periodicity and a Scientific Petersburg -- The Ideal Gas Lawyer : Expanding Science on the Banks of the Neva -- Chasing Ghosts : Spiritualism and the Struggle for Public Knowledge -- The Great Reaction : Everyone against the Academy of Sciences -- The Imperial Turn : Economics, Evolution, and Empire -- Making Newtons : Romantic Journeys toward Genius -- Disintegration : Fighting Revolutions with Faith -- Conclusion : The Many Mendeleevs
Control code
1077236427
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
xx, 361 pages
Isbn
9780691172385
Lccn
2017959004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077236427

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