Title, Alchemy Pelican books, A · Volume of A Pelican Book · Volume of Penguin books. Author, Eric John Holmyard. Publisher, Penguin Books. Eric John Holmyard (–) was an English science teacher at Clifton College, and His scholarly work included rectification of accounts of the history of alchemy, particularly in relation with Islamic science. He translated texts from. Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: ancient .. Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on.
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Account Options Sign in. From inside the book. Saleh rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Common terms and phrases adept alchemists alchemy alembic apparatus Arabic Arnold of Villanova astrological Avicenna base metals body calcination Caliph called canon century Charnock chemical chemist johm Chinese alchemy colour copper crucible cupel death described Digby dirhams distillation E.
Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – Acs rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Holmyard, a noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Semler, and much more.
Christopher rated it really liked it Mar 10, Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – Ranging over two millennia of alchemical history, Mr. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’m the kind of person who learns better out of b This book, published inis the oldest book I’ve ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray is older,  but my copy was published in so Alchemy is still the physically oldest book I’ve read. Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: On the whole, I was very disappointed in this book.
This is mainly due to holmgard of these general studies offering up a good bibliography of ancient sources which I can then follow up on for specifics. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Alchemy by E.J. Holmyard
Forse suonava bene il nome xD Ora chiudo homlyard parentesi. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Holmyard Limited preview – As a history of science it’s so-so: Sep 09, Andres is currently reading it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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These I found to be more annoying than edifying, and Holmyard’s ostensible lack of enthusiasm for the topics either that or intellectual laziness didn’t exactly encourage me to explore more on my own.
alchrmy I’d describe it as more of a compendium of diverting stories and anecdotes rather than an engaging analysis of the pseudo scientific ideas that made up alchemy. Common terms and phrases adept alchemical gold alchemists alchemy alembic apparatus Arabic Arnold of Villanova astrological Avicenna base metals body calcination Caliph canon century Charnock chemical chemist chemistry Chinese alchemy cinnabar colour contains copper crucible cupel described Digby dirhams distillation divine E.
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I’m the kind of person who learns better out of books rather than on the internet, so asked my local library for some books on alchemy. Its heyday was from about A. Michael rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – Katy rated it liked it Jan 14, Lisa Sophia rated it liked it May 22, Lissa Notreallywolf rated it really liked it Aug 01, Penguin Books- Alchemy – pages.
Katia rated it it was amazing May 30, But hell, I bought this for a buck and it was a quick read, so nothing to complain about! Erudite coverage of philosophical, religious, mystical overtones; replacement of alchemy by scientific method, more.
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