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Communicating chemistry : textbooks and their audiences, 1789-1939 /
Anders Lundgren & Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, editors.
Canton, Mass. : Science History Publications/USA, 2000.
vii, 465 p. ; 24 cm.
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Canton, Mass. : Science History Publications/USA, 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Introduction: The Study of Chemical Textbooksp. 1
French Chemistry Textbooks, 1802-1852: New Books for New Readers and New Teaching Institutionsp. 19
Spanish Chemistry Textbooks, 1788-1845: A Sketch of the Audience for Chemistry in Early Nineteenth-Century Spainp. 57
Theory and Practice in Swedish Chemical Textbooks during the Nineteenth Century: Some Thoughts from a Bibliographical Surveyp. 91
Chemistry in Physics Textbooks, 1780-1820p. 119
The Language of Experiment in Chemical Textbooks: Some Examples from Early Nineteenth-Century Britainp. 141
From the Workshop into Print: Berthollet, Bancroft, and Textbooks on the Art of Dyeing in the Late Eighteenth Centuryp. 165
Communicating Chemistry: The Frontier between Popular Books and Textbooks in Britain during the First Half of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 187
Atomism in France: Chemical Textbooks and Dictionaries, 1810-1835p. 207
Berzelius's Textbook: In Translation and Multiple Editions, as Seen Through His Correspondencep. 233
Three Rhetorical Constructions of the Chemistry of Waterp. 255
From Teaching to Writing: Lecture Notes and Textbooks at the French Ecole Polytechniquep. 273
Dimitrii L. Mendeleev's Principles of Chemistry and the Periodic Law of the Elementsp. 295
Chemistry for Women in Nineteenth-Century Francep. 311
The Chemistry of Everyday Life: Popular Chemical Writing in Germany, 1780-1939p. 327
Roles and Goals of Chemical Textbooks on the Periphery: The Hungarian Casep. 367
From Student to Teacher: Linus Pauling and the Reformulation of the Principles of Chemistry in the 1930sp. 397
One Face or Many? The Role of Textbooks in Building the New Discipline of Quantum Chemistryp. 415
Notes on Contributorsp. 451
Index of Namesp. 457
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