Originally Posted by seagull
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
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.