William Crookes (1832-1919) and the Commercialization of Science

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - History - 556 pages
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The biography of William Crookes, one of the most complex, public and interesting figures in the history of science. Not only was he an important science journalist who discovered thallium, invented the radiometer, and much more, he was also an occultist who played a significant role in spiritualism in the 1870s.
  

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Contents

A Tailors Son
1
Photographic Chemist The Making of an Editor
25
Earning a Living
53
Thallium
61
Carbolic and Cattle Plague
83
Selling Science 18651875
105
Spiritualism
119
Investigating Mr Home
135
Dark Spaces and the Fourth State of Matter
225
The Business of Electricity
243
Water
267
Adulteration
281
The Wheat Problem
367
Radioactivity
389
Welsh Gold and African Diamonds
411
The Grand Old Man of Chemical Physics 19071913
433

Chemistry is Strictly a Science of Precision
155
The Investigation of Florence Cook 18721874
179
The Investigations of Annie Eva Fay and Rosina Showers
195
William Carpenter versus William Crookes
211
The Final Years 19131919
457
The Afterlife
479
Index
543
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