Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of the Chemical Sciences

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Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 180 pages
This book was designed to help teachers supplement science curricula with human stories of discovery in the chemical sciences. Chemical Achievers presents the lives and work of two types of achievers. First are the historical greats, those chemical scientists most often referred to in introductory courses. Second are those scientists who made contributions in areas of the chemical sciences that are of special relevance to modern life and the career choices students will make. The human faces summarized in this book range from Robert Boyle to Glenn Seaborg and Stephanie Kwolek. In this lively and comprehensive collection of photographs and biographies, Bowden illuminates how much the chemical sciences owe to the individual achiever. Over 150 images can be easily reproduced as overhead transparencies or other visual teaching aids.
 

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Contents

FORERUNNERS
1
Joseph Priestley
3
AntoineLaurent Lavoisier
6
Eleuthere Irenee du Pont
9
THEORY AND PRODUCTION OF GASES
11
Alfred Nobel
14
Carl von Linde
17
Fritz Haber
18
Archibald Scott Couper and August Kekule von Stradonitz
89
Jacobus Henricus vant Hoff
92
Gilbert Newton Lewis and Irving Langmuir
94
Linus Carl Pauling
98
PHARMACEUTICALS AND THE PATH TO BIOMOLECULES
100
William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg
102
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin
105
Percy Lavon Julian and Carl Djerassi
107

ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ELECTROCHRMICAL INDUSTRIES
21
Jons Jakob Berzelius
25
Michael Faraday
27
Svante August Arrhenius
31
Paul Heroult Charles M Hall and Julia Brainerd Hall
33
Edward Goodrich Acheson
37
Herbert Henry Dow
38
Soren Sorensen
41
Arnold O Beckman
42
Norman Bruce Hannay
44
THE PATH TO THE PERIODIC TABLE
47
Amedeo Avogadro
51
Stanislao Cannizzaro
53
Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen and Gustav Robert Kirchhoff
55
Julius Lothar Meyer and Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
57
William Ramsay
63
Theodore William Richards
64
ATOMIC AND NUCLEAR STRUCTURE
65
Ernest Rutherford
68
Marie Sklodowska Curie
70
Irene JoliotCurie and Frederic Joliot
73
Otto Hahn Lise Meitner and Fritz Strassmann
74
Glenn Theodore Seaborg
79
CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS STRUCTURE AND BONDING
81
William Henry Perkin
86
James Watson Francis Crick Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin
112
PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICALS
117
Eugene Houdry
120
John H Sinfelt
122
Paul B Weisz
123
PLASTICS AND OTHER POLYMERS
125
Wallace Hume Carothers
129
Roy J Plunkett
131
Walter Lincoln Hawkins
134
Henry Aaron Hill
136
Stephanie L Kwolek
139
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY SCALES UP FOR INDUSTRY
141
Arthur D Little William HWalker and Warren K Lewis
143
Donald Othmer
147
Ralph Landau
149
HUMAN AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT CONCERNS
151
Ellen Swallow Richards
154
Alice Hamilton
157
Frederick Gardner Cottrell
161
Rachel Carson
163
John E Franz and Marinus Los
166
James Roth
169
Bibliography
171
Index
176
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