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Alchemy and alchemists, Sean Martin

Label
Alchemy and alchemists
Title
Alchemy and alchemists
Statement of responsibility
Sean Martin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Alchemy has traditionally been viewed as 'the history of an error', an example of mediaeval gullibility and greed, in which alchemists tried to turn lead into gold, create fabulous wealth and find the elixir of life. But alchemy has also been described as 'the mightiest secret that a man can possess', and it obsessed the likes of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle and many of the founders of modern science. This book explores its history, from its mysterious beginnings in Egypt and China, through the Hellenistic world and the early years of Islam and into mediaeval Europe
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Sean
Dewey number
540.1/12
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alchemy
  • Alchemists
  • Alchemists
  • Alchemy
Label
Alchemy and alchemists, Sean Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 148-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781843446095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918369910
  • 2258179
  • (OCoLC)918369910
  • (OCoLC)ocn918369910
  • 2258179
Label
Alchemy and alchemists, Sean Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 148-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781843446095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)918369910
  • 2258179
  • (OCoLC)918369910
  • (OCoLC)ocn918369910
  • 2258179

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