Communicating Chemistry: Textbooks and Their Audiences, 1789-1939

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Anders Lundgren, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
Science History Publications/USA, 2000 - Science - 465 pages
Historians and philosophers of science offer 18 papers from a European Science Foundation workshop held in Uppsala, Sweden, in February 1996, explore such questions as how textbooks differ from other forms of chemical literature, under what conditions they become established as a genre, whether they develop a specific rhetoric, how their audiences help shape the profile of chemistry, translations, and other topics. Only names are indexed.
 

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Contents

New Books for New Readers and
19
A Sketch of the Audience
57
Theory and Practice in Swedish Chemical Textbooks during the Nineteenth
91
Chemistry in Physics Textbooks 17801820
119
Some Examples from
141
Berthollet Bancroft and Textbooks on the
165
The Frontier between Popular Books
187
Chemical Textbooks and Dictionaries 1810183
207
Lecture Notes and Textbooks at the French ficole
273
Mendeleevs Principles of Chemistry and the Periodic Law of
295
Chemistry for Women in NineteenthCentury France
311
Popular Chemical Writing in Germany
327
The Hungarian
367
Linus Pauling and the Reformulation of
397
One Face or Many? The Role of Textbooks in Building the New Discipline
415
Notes on Contributors
451

In Translation and Multiple Editions as Seen Through
233
Three Rhetorical Constructions of the Chemistry of Water
255

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