The Birth of Chemistry
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The Birth of Chemistry

“A nature is delighted by another nature, a nature conquers another nature, a nature dominates another nature.”

About the Book

Looking through the Rodwell eyes (that's the magic of the books with this subject) from the shoulders of giants (that's the magic of learning) I stick together few pieces of the puzzle using scientific method (that's Bibliography). 

Let's have a look over content: - Ancient Science - Origin of Chemistry - Definition of the Name - Definitions of Chemical Science; Early ideas relative to the formation of the World - Thales of Miletus - Later Beliefs in his Doctrine - Anaximenes - Empedokles - Herakleitos - Anaxagoras - Demokritos - The Atomic Theory - Aristotle - The Ethereal Medium - Transmutation of the Elements - The Four-element theory - Mode of interpreting it - Cause of the absence of Natural Science among the Ancients - Practical Chemistry of the Ancients - Metallurgy: Gold, Silver, Elect rum, Copper, Bronze, Tin Iron, Lead, Silver - Colors used for Painting and Dyeing - Glass - Certain Minerals known to the Ancients - Miscellaneous Processes...and this is only the beginning.

Magic is not missing until Chemistry is born. Or is still present?

The term alchemy itself comes from two roots: al, which is Arabic for “the,” and chemeia It is unclear what chemeia actually means. There were two forms of the term in Greek: chemeia and chymia. The former refers to the process of extracting juice, while the later has to do with deriving metals from ore. For both forms, the transmutative processes comprise the common element, the transformation of a given substance into a higher one. We might, therefore, think of alchemy as the art of transmutation.  (Jung and the Alchemical Imagination; Jeffrey Raff)

Inside the book is an another one !

About the Author

Valentin Chirosca
Valentin Chirosca

The author, teacher, industrial engineer, work experience over three parts of the world: Eastern Europe, North Africa and North America, now presenting a view of Chemistry resulted from multicultural environments using Byzantine filter. Not so long time ago, Chemistry books start with something like "From Democritus pupil of Leukippos we know that materials a from atoms." Well here we discover that Leukippos have the paternity of "atomos" - indivisible and Democritus come with with "vacuum", void between the atoms. 

Sometimes he started the chemistry lessons with candle experiment, other with pneumatic experiments. It's all about the children surrounding the problem.

Coloring metals was main job quite 15 years. There is connection with alchemy.

Always sustained that Alchemy is real proof is that transmutation is done. By nuclear physic. And is a team work.

“A nature is delighted by another nature, a nature conquers another nature, a nature dominates another nature.”

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Contents.
    • Illustrations
  • Dedication 1873
  • Chapter I.
  • Chapter II.
  • Chapter III.
  • Chapter IV.
  • Chapter V.
  • Chapter VI.
  • Chapter VII.
  • Chapter VIII
  • Chapter IX.
  • Chapter X.
  • Chapter XI
  • Lecture Notes
    • Publication bibliography

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