Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest For The Elements
- General Science
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The dream of modern chemistry
In this elegant and entertaining book, Paul Strathern unravels the wondrous and illuminating story of humankind's quest to discover the fundamentals of chemistry, culminating in one man’s dream of the periodic table.
In 1869, Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry. Wearied by the effort, he 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 role of Mendelyv’s vision.
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|Release Date:||June 4, 2019|