Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements
In this elegant, erudite, but entertaining book, Paul Strathern, the award-winning novelist and expositor of complex ideas, unravels the dramatic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements.
Framing this history is the life story of the nineteenth-century Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev, who fell asleep at his desk and awoke after conceiving the periodic table in a dream-the template upon which modern chemistry is founded and the formulation of which marked chemistry's coming of age as a science. From ancient philosophy through medieval alchemy to the splitting of the atom, this is the true story of the birth of chemistry and the role of one man's dream.
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Review: Mendeleyev's DreamUser Review - James Webster - Goodreads
An appalling work in the very worst (and very out-of-date) style of History of Science. Contemptuous, in that triumphalist, "aren't we a lot cleverer than our ancestors?" way of anything that doesn't ... Read full review
Review: Mendeleyev's DreamUser Review - Kevin Speck - Goodreads
This is a wonderful read through the history of science. However it deals only superficially with the subject matter of Mendeleyev's life and work. Most of the book focuses on the history of science ... Read full review
In the Beginning
The Practice of Alchemy
Genius and Gibberish
Trial and Error
The Elements of Science
A Bornagain Science
The Great Phlogiston Mystery
The Mystery Solved
A Formula for Chemistry
The Search for a Hidden Structure
The Periodic Table
Things Never Seen Before
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