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Mendeleyev"s Dream

The Quest for the Elements

by Paul Strathern

  • 128 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Hamish Hamilton .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chemistry,
  • History of science,
  • Popular science,
  • Chemistry - General,
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages308
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9550337M
    ISBN 10024114065X
    ISBN 109780241140659

      The book I choose to read was Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern. The author is telling about Mendeleyev and the problem of chemical elements. Mendeleyev was a Russian chemist and also a professor of chemistry at St Petersburg university. His investigation was the problem of chemical elements/5.   Mendeleyev’s Dream: The Quest for the Elements [free ebook] by Paul Strathern (epub/mobi) ebook4expert. January 12 Professional Science; In Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry. Wearied by the effort, he fell asleep at his desk.

      Synopsis 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 /5(47). Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

    Tweet; From ancient Greece through centuries of alchemy to the modern periodic table, Mendeleyev’s Dream traces the history of chemistry with fascinating mini-biographies. We learn about Thales of Miletus who fell off a cliff while stargazing; Henning Brand who fermented and distilled vats of urine to isolate phosphorus, the first new element; Boyle, the founder of modern chemistry, who.   Mendeleyev’s Dream by Paul Strathern Posted on J September 4, by philipcoulter This book isn’t exactly about Dimitri Mendeleyev, he only shows up pages into a page book, but there’s the old line “standing on the shoulders of giants”.


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The book would also have benefited from a wider more thorough bibliography. Mendeleyev's Dream was first published in but was reissued in Although, as outlined above, aspects of the book would have benefited from being more focused and concise, by the time it concludes the reader will understand the basic principles informing the Cited by: "Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of Mendeleyevs Dream book universe.

It is a book of great clarity and depth." – Jim Crace, bestselling author of 'Harvest'Released on: Mendeleyevs Dream book   This book provides a vivid history of chemistry, centered around a literary conceit: Mendeleyev's dream.

It is an admirable effort in a field that sees few of any only distressing flaw is the advocacy of Nicolas of Cusa as having exposed the Cited by:   Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe.

It is a book of great clarity and depth. Jim Crace. Strathern is an entertaining guide, capable of marshaling a colorful cast of thinkers and : Pegasus Books.

"Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe.

It is a book of great clarity and depth." Jim Crace, bestselling author of 'Harvest'. Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern has an overall rating of Positive based on 4 book reviews.3/4(4).

A nimble chronological history of the transformation of sorcery and superstition into chemistry. Strathern (Foucault in 90 Minutes,etc.) does not focus on a single figure (despite his title), but instead addresses the fluidity of ideas over spans of time and space, demonstrating how the systemic ordering of the elements (a breakthrough in understanding akin to gravity) was ultimately Author: Paul Strathern.

Mendeleyev's Dream The Quest for the Elements (Book): Strathern, Paul: Baker & TaylorThe author unravels the history of chemistry, from the ancient Greek philosophers to the Age of Englightenment and beyond, introducing the colorful cast of characters who fashioned the study of elements into a science.

12, first an PalgraveIn this elegant, erudite, but entertaining book. Get this from a library. Mendeleyev's dream: the quest for the elements. [Paul Strathern] -- Unravels the history of chemistry, from the ancient Greek philosophers to the Age of Enlightenment and beyond, focusing on the life of the Russian chemist who conceived the periodic table of elements.

Mendeleyev's Dream The Quest for the Elements by Paul Strathern. ebook. In this elegant, erudite, but entertaining book, Paul Strathern, the award-winning novelist and expositor of complex ideas, unravels the dramatic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements.

“Mendeleyev’s Dream is a wonderfully entertaining and stimulating journey from alchemy to chemistry in search of the elements of our universe.

It is a book of great clarity and depth.” Jim Crace “A wonderful historical romp through mankind’s attempts to understand the constituents of matter.” The Observer/5(36). - Buy Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements book online at best prices in India on Read Mendeleyev's Dream: The Quest for the Elements book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(36).

His vivid, pacey style is equally present in his first full-length science book, “Mendeleyev’s Dream”, the story of how the Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev built upon 2, years of chemistry to construct the Periodic Table.

Just as Newton’s laws and Darwin’s theory of evolution laid the foundation for modern physics and biology. Editions for Mendeleyev's Dream: (Trade Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover published in 2 Cited by: Mendeleyev's Dream by Paul Strathern [review - science - history chemistry] As an adult with no formal training in Chemistry I found this a very useful and entertaining book.

The author goes to great lengths to show that early discoveries were mostly an accidental by product of trying various recipes to transform by alchemy a compound into /5(43).

In this elegant, erudite, but entertaining book, Paul Strathern, the award-winning novelist and expositor of complex ideas, unravels the dramatic history of chemistry through the quest for the g this history is the life story of the nineteenth-century Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev, who fell asleep at his desk and awoke after conceiving the periodic table in a dream-the /5(4).

From ancient philosophy through medieval alchemy to the splitting of the atom, this is the true story of the birth of chemistry and the role of one man's dream.

In this elegant, erudite, and entertaining book, Paul Strathern unravels the quixotic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements. ‘Mendeleyev’s Dream’ and ‘Elemental’ Review: Cracking the Chemical Code Dmitri Mendeleyev hit on a way to arrange the elements that not only explained their commonalities but predicted Author: Andrew Crumey.

From ancient philosophy through medieval alchemy to the splitting of the atom, this is the true story of the birth of chemistry and the role of one man's dream. In this elegant, erudite, and entertaining book, Paul Strathern unravels the quixotic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements.".

The wondrous and illuminating story of humankind's quest to discover the fundamentals of chemistry, culminating in Mendeleyev's dream of the Periodic Table.

In Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry.Strathern’s account focuses on the discovery of concepts—explained for the nonscientist with merciful clarity—essential to Mendeleyev’s vision, but it also explores the irreducible mysteries in the personalities of those who discovered the concepts.The wondrous and illuminating story of humankind's quest to discover the fundamentals of chemistry, culminating in Mendeleyev's dream of the Periodic Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev was puzzling over a way to bring order to the fledgling science of chemistry.

Wearied by the effort, he fell asleep at his desk. What he dreamed would fundamentally change the way we.