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  • Author:
    David Knight
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    0813518369
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    Rutgers University Press (May 1, 1992)
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    224 pages
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    Chemistry
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David Knight teaches the history of science at the University of Durham, England. In this book, Ideas in Chemistry (Rutgers University Press), Knight describes the changing nature of chemistry from the Renaissance to the present.

David Knight teaches the history of science at the University of Durham, England. We readers meet only a few chemical expressions and notations. This is not a history of the classic experiments that shaped the development of chemistry. Nonetheless, I suspect that few general readers unfamiliar with chemistry will remain engaged. Ideas in Chemistry will primarily interest students and teachers of chemistry, chemists, and other scientists.

Ideas in Chemistry book. In this unconventional history of chemistry, David Knight takes the refreshing view that the science has "its glorious future behind i. Today, chemistry is primarily a service science. In its very long history, though, chemistry has taken on very different roles. It has been the esoteric preoccupation of alchemists, the source of mechanist views of matter, the cornerston In this unconventional history of chemistry, David Knight takes the refreshing view that the science has "its glorious future behind i.

Chemistry began as the occult science of alchemy; in the 17th century it became a mechanical science; and about 1800 it began to be understood as a fundamental science.

The British Journal for the History of Science. Recommend this journal. Volume 26 Issue 2. David Knight, English Français. The British Journal for the History of Science.

Similar books and articles. Ideas in Chemistry: A History of the Science by David Knight. The Making of the Chemist: The Social History of Chemistry in Europe, 1789–1914. John Mcevoy - 1993 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 84:549-549. Knight and H. Kragh (Ed. : The Making of the Chemist: The Social History of Chemistry in Europe, 1789–1914. Jack Morrel - 2000 - Foundations of Chemistry 2 (2):181-185. History of Chemistry History of Analytical Chemistry.

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David Marcus Knight (November 30, 1936 – January 19, 2018) was Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at Durham University. The son of Reverend Marcus Knight later Dean of Exeter, he read chemistry at Keble College, Oxford and, after serving in the military, read a DPhil in the history of Victorian chemistry under the supervision of Alistair Cameron Crombie, Oxford University's Professor of the History of Science.

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An official publication of the History of Science Society, this is the oldest (and most . Ideas in Chemistry: A History of the Science by David Knight (p. 549).

Subscriptions to Isis are concurrent with membership in the History of Science Society.

Public Understanding of Science: A History of Communicating Scientific Ideas (Routledge Studies in. .

Public Understanding of Science: A History of Communicating Scientific Ideas (Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine) by David Knight (2011-02-06). 03Z43/?tag prabook0b-20. The son of Reverend Marcus Knight later Dean of Exeter, he read chemistry at Keble College, Oxford and, after serving in the military, read a Doctor of Philosophy in the history of Victorian chemistry under the supervision of Alistair Cameron Crombie, Oxford University"s Professor of the History of Science.

In this unconventional history of chemistry, David Knight takes the refreshing view that the science has "its glorious future behind it." Today, chemistry is primarily a service science. In its very long history, though, chemistry has taken on very different roles. It has been the esoteric preoccupation of alchemists, the source of mechanist views of matter, the cornerstone of all other sciences and medicine, an archetype of experimental science, a science of revolutions, a science that imposed order on the material world, and a partner for physics, biology, and technology.

Through all these past lives, chemistry has absorbed ideas--from artisans, from other sciences, from philosophy, from its social and cultural matrix--and generated its own concepts to pass back to the rest of the world. Rather than writing a survey of chemistry's triumphs, Knight covers the course of its intellectual and institutional history through carefully chosen episodes that display the complex mix of experiment, theory, application, social attitude, tradition, luck, and human quirkiness that have shaped chemistry's changing character.

This delightfully written book should engage the attention of anyone interested in the interplay of science and ideas, whether a general reader, a student, a scientist, or historian of science.