Mendeleyev's Dream by Paul Strathern

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.

The 3416th greatest book of all time


Published
2000
Nationality
British
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
320
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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