Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements

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In this book, Paul Strathern, the award-winning novelist and expositor of complex ideas, unravels the dramatic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements. Framing this history is the life-story of the 19th century Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev, who fell asleep at this desk and awoke after dreaming of the Periodic Table - 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 ...

Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements 2001, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312262044

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Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements 2001, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140284140

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Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements 2000, Hamish Hamilton, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780241140659

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