The Quiet Revolution: Hermann Kolbe and the Science of Organic Chemistry

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Organic chemist Hermann Kolbe (1818-1884) is the subject of this vigorously contextualized biography, which combines the approaches of cognitive and social history of science. Kolbe was one of the most outstanding chemists during the remarkable period in which German science, like the wider manifestations of German industrial and political power, rose to a position of world dominance. Rocke portrays Kolbe as a leading actor in the transformation of the institutional and pedagological dimensions of the physical sciences, as ...

The Quiet Revolution: Hermann Kolbe and the Science of Organic Chemistry 1993, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520081109

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