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Historical Distillates [electronic resource]: Chemistry at the University of Toronto since 1843
Brook, Adrian G. Author
imprint
Dundurn [Imprint] Feb. 2007 Toronto : Dundurn Kansas City : Midpoint Trade Books, Incorporated [Distributor]
description
256 p. ill 09.000 x 06.000 in.
ISBN
1550027093 (Trade Cloth), 9781550027099
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Book
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imprint
Dundurn [Imprint] Feb. 2007 Toronto : Dundurn Kansas City : Midpoint Trade Books, Incorporated [Distributor]
isbn
1550027093 (Trade Cloth)
9781550027099
standard identifier
9781550027099
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
abstract
Annotation This book examines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the Parliament Buildings on Front Street and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New colleges and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past two decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright.
catalogue key
10508228
target audience
Trade Dundurn
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Historical Distillatesexamines the history of the Chemistry Department at the University of Toronto from its beginnings in 1843, when it was housed in simple quarters in the Parliament Buildings on Front Street and had just one faculty member. During the founding era (1843-1920) three British gentlemen professors guided the department through four homes; between 1920 and 1960 three Canadian heads built a highly influential department. Since 1960 eight chairmen have effectively managed a growing and diverse department while it ventured into exciting new fields and emerging sub-disciplines. New colleges and a Nobel Prize have been highlights of the past two decades. With the completion of recent renovations and additions (such as the Davenport Research Building and Garden), with its distinguished faculty, top-rate staff, and excellent students, and with its dazzling array of equipment to support research, the department's future indeed looks bright.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 9
Acknowledgementsp. 13
Introduction: Chemistry Comes to Upper Canadap. 17
Gentleman Professors from Britain (1843-1920)
Father of Toronto Chemistry: Henry Croft (1843-1879)p. 27
William Pike and Undergraduate Research (1880-1900)p. 50
Gentleman and Officer: W.R. Lang (1900-1920)p. 65
Early Canadian Leaders (1920-1960)
Builder and Skeptic: William Lash Miller (1920-1937)p. 85
Frank B. Kenrick and War Research (1937-1944)p. 102
A.R. Gordon and Postwar Expansion (1944-1960)p. 110
Lash Miller's Legacy (1960-2005)
Expansion and Retrenchment (1960-1974)p. 129
Broadening the Base (1974-1993)p. 151
Chemistry in the Suburbs (1964-2005)p. 164
Probe and Measure: Instruments and Keepers (1960-2005)p. 175
Transforming the Lash Miller Building (1993-2006)p. 189
Chemistry Club Skits and Songsp. 209
Notesp. 231
Indexp. 245
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