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Alchemy

Dover Books on Engineering

By E. J. Holmyard

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Format: Paperback, 336 pages, Revised Edition
Other Information: 36ill.
Published In: United States, 07 January 1991
Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2,000 years of alchemy: ancient Greek and Chinese alchemy, alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus, English and Scottish alchemists, and more. Erudite coverage of philosophical, religious, mystical overtones; replacement of alchemy by scientific method, more. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

LIST OF TEXT FIGURES LIST OF PLATES AUTHORITIES 1. INTRODUCTORY 2. THE GREEK ALCHEMISTS 3. CHINESE ALCHEMY 4. ALCHEMICAL APPARATUS 5. ISLAMIC ALCHEMY 6. EARLY WESTERN ALCHEMY 7. "SIGNS, SYMBOLS, AND SECRET TERMS" 8. PARACELSUS 9. SOME ENGLISH ALCHEMISTS 10. SCOTTISH ALCHEMISTS 11. TWO FRENCH ALCHEMISTS 12. "HELVETIUS, PRICE, AND SEMLER" EPILOGUE GLOSSARY INDEX

EAN: 9780486262987
ISBN: 0486262987
Publisher: Dover Publications
Dimensions: 21.54 x 13.82 x 1.6 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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