Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820
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Science as Public Culture: Chemistry and Enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820

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ISBN-13:
9780521659529
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.1999
Seiten:
358
Autor:
Jan Golinski
Gewicht:
535 g
Format:
229x152x26 mm
Serie:
Chemistry and Enlightenment in
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Examines the development of chemistry in Britain 1760-1820 and relates it to civic life.
Acknowledgments; List of illustrations; 1. Introduction: science as public culture; 2. 'The study of a gentlemen': chemistry as a public science in the Scottish Enlightenment; 3. Joseph Priestley and the English Enlightement; 4. Airs and their uses; 5. The coming of the chemical revolution; 6. 'Dr Beddoes's Breath': nitrous oxide and the culmination of Enlightenment medical chemistry; 7. Humphry Davy: the public face of genius; 8. Analysis, education and the chemical community; Bibliography; Index.
Examines the development of chemistry in Britain 1760 1820 and relates it to civic life.