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The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry by M. M. Pattison Muir
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A light journey through the history of chemistry, from its start in the obscure mysteries of alchemy to what was, for the author, the cutting edge of the development of modern atomic theory … and whose developing blind ends we can now see with the advantage of hind sight.

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THE STORY OF ALCHEMY AND THE BEGINNINGS OF CHEMISTRY

by

M. M. PATTISON MUIR, M.A.

Fellow and Formerly Prælector in Chemistry of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

With Eighteen Illustrations

New and Enlarged Edition

Hodder and Stoughton London, New York, Toronto

[Illustration: AN ALCHEMICAL LABORATORY]

"It is neither religious nor wise to judge that of which you know nothing."

A Brief Guide to the Celestial Ruby , by PHILALETHES (17th century)

THE USEFUL KNOWLEDGE SERIES

Cloth, One Shilling net each

List of the first thirty four volumes issued in the new style with Pictorial Wrappers:

WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY. By ALFRED T. STORY.

A PIECE OF COAL. By K.A. MARTIN, F.G.S.

ARCHITECTURE. By P.L. WATERHOUSE.

THE COTTON PLANT. By F. WILKINSON, F.G.S.

PLANT LIFE. By GRANT ALLEN.

WILD FLOWERS. By REV. PROF. G. HENSLOW, F.L.S., F.G.S.

THE SOLAR SYSTEM. By G.F. CHAMBERS, F.R.A.S.

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