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Old 01-31-2010, 01:12 PM   #60
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Anybody got any recommendations for an e-book title on the history of Chemistry? I'm watching the series Chemistry: A Volatile History on BBC Four and it's great.
Great series, I've just been catching it on IPlayer.

I don't know of any specifically chemistry based but there are lots of good broad histories of science.

Two I'd recommend are:

Science: A History: 1534-2001 by John Gribbin

and

Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes

both of which are fascinating for different reasons. Gribbins book is probably more a straight history with more of the chemistry talked about in that series.

Both are published as ebooks in various places.
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