Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a British author and academic known for his works on philosophy, history, science, and literature. He has written a number of books in the 'Philosophers in 90 Minutes' series, which offers concise introductions to major philosophers, as well as other works that explore the intersections of history, science, and philosophy. Strathern's writing is characterized by its accessibility and its ability to engage a general readership with complex ideas.


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  1. 1. Mendeleyev's Dream

    This book traces the history of chemistry from the ancient philosophers' wild speculations about the composition of the universe to the creation of the periodic table by Dmitri Mendeleyev. Through a blend of storytelling and science, it explores the development of atomic theory and chemical elements, leading up to Mendeleyev's groundbreaking dream in which he envisioned the periodic table in its modern form. The narrative delves into the lives and discoveries of key figures in the field of chemistry, illustrating how their work contributed to our understanding of the elements that make up the world around us.

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