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- DescriptionAlchemy can't be science - common sense tells us as much. But perhaps common sense is t the best measure of what science is, or was. In this book, Bruce Moran looks past contemporary assumptions and prejudices to determine what alchemists were actually doing in the context of early modern science. Examining the ways alchemy and chemistry were studied and practiced between 1400 and 1700, he shows how these approaches influenced their respective practitioners' ideas about nature and shaped their inquiries into the workings of the natural world. His work sets up a dialogue between what historians have usually presented as separate spheres; here we see how alchemists and early chemists exchanged ideas and methods and in fact shared a territory between their two disciplines.
- Author BiographyBruce T. Moran is Professor of History, University of Nevada at Reno.
- Author(s)Bruce T. Moran
- PublisherHarvard University Press
- Date of Publication01/09/2006
- SubjectScience: General & Reference
- Series TitleNew Histories of Science, Technology, and Medicine
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHarvard University Press
- Content Note8 halftones
- Weight226 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Trade paperback (US)
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