Cathedrals of Science: The Personalities and Rivalries That Made Modern Chemistry

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In Cathedrals of Science , Patrick Coffey describes how chemistry got its modern footing-how thirteen brilliant men and one woman struggled with the laws of the universe and with each other. They wanted to discover how the world worked, but they also wanted credit for making those discoveries, and their personalities often affected how that credit was assigned. Gilbert Lewis, for example, could be reclusive and resentful, and his enmity with Walther Nernst may have cost him the Nobel Prize; Irving Langmuir, gregarious and ...

Cathedrals of Science: The Personalities and Rivalries That Made Modern Chemistry 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780195321340

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