Alchemy Tried in the Fire

Alchemy Tried in the Fire

Author: William R. Newman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226577023

Category: Science

Page: 344

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Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions between Robert Boyle, widely known as "the father of chemistry," and George Starkey, an alchemist and the most prominent American scientific writer before Benjamin Franklin as their guide, Newman and Principe reveal the hitherto hidden laboratory operations of a famous alchemist and argue that many of the principles and practices characteristic of modern chemistry derive from alchemy.

Alchemy Tried in the Fire
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: William R. Newman, Lawrence M. Principe
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-01 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Winner of the 2005 Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society. What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he employ? Using, as their guide, the previously
The Fires of Desire
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Fredrica R. Halligan, John J. Shea
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

"The energy of Eros is powerful--alluring, fascinating, compelling. Many people--especially those who are single or celibate by choice or by circumstance--struggle with the containment of erotic energies. Many people in all walks of life wonder how sexuality and spirituality can live together in harmony. The instinctual energy of Eros and
Alchemy Tried in the Fire
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: William R. Newman, Lawrence M. Principe
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions between Robert Boyle, widely known as "the father of chemistry," and George Starkey, an alchemist and the most prominent American scientific writer before Benjamin Franklin as their guide, Newman and Principe reveal the hitherto hidden laboratory operations of a famous alchemist and
Creations of Fire
Language: en
Pages: 475
Authors: Cathy Cobb, Harold Goldwhite
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-11 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

he history of chemistry is a story of human endeavor-and as er T ratic as human nature itself. Progress has been made in fits and starts, and it has come from all parts of the globe. Because the scope of this history is considerable (some 100,000 years), it is necessary
Enchantment of the Faerie Realm
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Ted Andrews
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-08 - Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and felt like you were not alone? That's because you weren't! Forests, lakes, mountains, caves—even your garden—are alive with the spirits of nature. Faeries are real, and you can learn to commune with a whole world of unseen beings, including elves,