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The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

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M. M. Pattison Muir


A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cuttin…

Creative Chemistry

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Edwin E. Slosson


Slosson reviews the transformation of alchemistry from an obscure and imprecise practice to the science of chemistry. Along the way, he expl…

Familiar Letters on Chemistry

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Justus Von Liebig


Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry and is known for hi…

Chemical Phenomena in Life

Read by J. M. Smallheer


Frederick Czapek


Published in 1911 as part of the "Harper's Library of Living Thought," this volume presents an introduction to the chemistry of ce…

How to Do Chemical Tricks

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A. T. Anderson


While a bit outdated in many of the more complex descriptions of several of the phenomena described, this book is nonetheless still fun and …

Radioactive Substances

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Marie Curie


Marie Curie, born in Warsaw in 1867, was a Polish-French physicist and chemist famous for her work on radioactivity. She was a pioneer in th…

The Romance of Modern Chemistry

Read by J. M. Smallheer


James C. Philip


A fascinating look back at the state of the art of chemistry 100 years ago, this book by James C. Philip, PhD, an assistant professor of che…

History of Chemistry, Volume II. From 1850-1910

Read by J. M. Smallheer


Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe


A history of the advances in chemistry, in the fields of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry from the mid-nineteenth century through t…

The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

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John Mastin


This is a good basic introduction to gemstones and their analysis. Admittedly a lot of the scientific tests have been superseded, but the ba…

Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air

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Joseph Priestley


Joseph Priestley, FRS (13 March 1733 (O.S.) – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philoso…

The History of Chemistry

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Thomas Thomson


Origin and progress of chemistry, from its beginnings in alchemy into the early 19th century including history and characters of important c…

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 4: Chemistry

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The fourth volume is on Chemistry written by William Allan Hamor. It discusses …