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African American Women Chemists

African American Women Chemists

Jeannette Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199742882
eISBN:
9780197563038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742882.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Dr. Marie Maynard Daly received her PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1947. Although she was hardly the first of her race and gender to engage in the field, she was the ... More

African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era

African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era

Jeannette E. Brown

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190615178
eISBN:
9780197559673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190615178.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

This is the second of two books about African-American female chemists. The first book (African-American Women Chemists, 2011) focused on the early pioneers--women chemists from ... More

Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter's WolfHow the elements were named

Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter's Wolf: How the elements were named

Peter Wothers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199652723
eISBN:
9780191918230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652723.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The iconic Periodic Table of the Elements is now in its most satisfyingly elegant form. This is because all the 'gaps' corresponding to missing elements in the seventh row, or ... More

Early Responses to the Periodic System

Early Responses to the Periodic System

Masanori Kaji, Helge Kragh, and Gabor Pallo (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190200077
eISBN:
9780197559468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190200077.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

addition to discussing the appropriation of the periodic system, the book examines meta-physical reflections of nature based on the periodic system outside the field of chemistry, ... More

The Elements of MurderA History of Poison

The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison

John Emsley

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192805997
eISBN:
9780191916410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192805997.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Was Napoleon killed by the arsenic in his wallpaper? How did Rasputin survive cyanide poisoning? Which chemicals in our environment pose the biggest threat to our health today? In ... More

The Last Alchemist in ParisAnd other curious tales from chemistry

The Last Alchemist in Paris: And other curious tales from chemistry

Lars Öhrström

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199661091
eISBN:
9780191916885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199661091.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

This is a book about discovery and disaster, exploitation and invention, warfare and science - and the relationship between human beings and the chemical elements that make up our ... More

The Lost ElementsThe Periodic Table's Shadow Side

The Lost Elements: The Periodic Table's Shadow Side

Marco Fontani, Mariagrazia Costa, and Mary Virginia Orna

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199383344
eISBN:
9780197562963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199383344.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The Periodic Table of Elements hasn't always looked like it does now, a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists were of the belief ... More

Much Ado about (Practically) NothingA History of the Noble Gases

Much Ado about (Practically) Nothing: A History of the Noble Gases

David Fisher

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195393965
eISBN:
9780197562796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195393965.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

There are eight columns in the Periodic Table. The eighth column is comprised of the rare gases, so-called because they are the rarest elements on earth. They are also called the ... More

The Periodic TableIts Story and Its Significance

The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance

Eric Scerri

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190914363
eISBN:
9780197559925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914363.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

The periodic table of elements is among the most recognizable image in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of science. In this ... More

ReAction!Chemistry in the Movies

ReAction!: Chemistry in the Movies

Mark A. Griep and Marjorie L. Mikasen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195326925
eISBN:
9780197562536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195326925.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

ReAction! gives a scientist's and artist's response to the dark and bright sides of chemistry found in 140 films, most of them contemporary Hollywood feature films but also a few ... More

Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry

Roald Hoffmann on the Philosophy, Art, and Science of Chemistry

Jeffrey Kovac and Michael Weisberg (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199755905
eISBN:
9780197563069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199755905.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann's contributions to chemistry are well known. Less well known, however, is that over a career that spans nearly fifty years, Hoffmann has thought and ... More

The Scientific Sherlock HolmesCracking the Case with Science and Forensics

The Scientific Sherlock Holmes: Cracking the Case with Science and Forensics

James O'Brien

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199794966
eISBN:
9780197563168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199794966.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

One of the most popular and widely known characters in all of fiction, Sherlock Holmes has an enduring appeal based largely on his uncanny ability to make the most remarkable ... More

A Tale of Seven Elements

A Tale of Seven Elements

Eric Scerri

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195391312
eISBN:
9780197562758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195391312.001.0001
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for "counting" the elements based on atomic number, ranging them from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). It ... More

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