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Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature

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Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature - Newman, William R

In "Promethean Ambitions," William R. Newman uses alchemy as a means to discuss the thinning boundary between the natural and the artificial. Focusing primarily on the period between 1200 and 1700, Newman examines the labors of pioneering alchemists and the impassioned and often negative responses to their efforts. Newman also shows that alchemy ...

Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature 2005, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226575247

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Promethean Ambitions: Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature 2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226577128

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