THE ROMANCE OF CHEMISTRY by Keith Gordon Irwin
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THE ROMANCE OF CHEMISTRY

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An approach to chemistry which is at once broad, enlightening and dramatic. This text, charged with factual material, spans recorded history, taking from every era of man's existence, data related to his probings into the chemical reality of nature. The body, the environment, synthetic compounds, gases, heat, medicine, all are explored here in the context of specific discoveries and the men who made them. Written with vigor and a refreshingly finished style, The Romance of Chemistry makes an excellent exposition of the scientific method and places scientific investigation in that dramatically alive climate in which it properly belongs.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1959
Publisher: Viking