Chemistry in old Philadelphia

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byEdgar Fahs Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... would be well spent. It may have been ill health or unwillingness to bear up under the editorial strain: whatever the reason, the fourth volume made its appearance under the editorship of Thomas Cooper, Esq., Professor of Chemistry in Dickinson College. In his prospectus, Cooper promised to make the "Emporium" " a repository of papers on manufactures, that shall be worth preserving.... I will not condescend to make this a work of mere amusement, for the purpose of sale." Everywhere Cooper's personality is evident. The first article bears the title Iron. It is most exhaustive. The numerous observations of Cooper are sui generis. He also gave a most elaborate presentation of copper and lead. These articles have a present value. At the close of the fifth volume he wrote: "With the present number, the present series of the 'Emporium' closes, for reasons that my publishers will state in the envelope to this number; which would have been out in due time had it not been that the printers were serving their country as volunteers." It was in a personal note in this number that he mentions "Count Rumford first shewed how several vessels of water might be boiled by the steam conveyed from one boiler common to all of them"; that in the fall of 1809 he had made an arrangement of this sort in Doctor Priestley's laboratory and used it in Mr. Joseph Priestley's Distillery. The "Compendium "of Robert Hare was a classic. It is almost encyclopaedic in character. "Silliman's Chemistry," in two volumes, also played a most important part in the education of chemists. When the state of our science is remembered these volumes, to which such brief reference has been made, were most creditable. The current literature, accessible during the same period, was scant. It is difficult to ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... would be well spent. It may have been ill health or unwillingness to bear up under the editorial strain: whatever the reason, th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217192351

ISBN - 13:9780217192354

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