Edward Frankland: Chemistry, Controversy And Conspiracy In Victorian England by Colin A. RussellEdward Frankland: Chemistry, Controversy And Conspiracy In Victorian England by Colin A. Russell

Edward Frankland: Chemistry, Controversy And Conspiracy In Victorian England

byColin A. Russell

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This is the first scientific biography of Edward Frankland, probably the most eminent chemist of nineteenth century Britain. Frankland discovered the chemical bond and founded the science of organometallic chemistry. Recently, Professor Russell gained access to a vast collection of Frankland's private papers. This authoritative account discloses, among much else, a conspiracy of silence in the scientific community surrounding Frankland's origins as an illegitimate child. It will be of great interest to professional chemists, historians of science, and general readers concerned with the social fabric of Victorian England.
Title:Edward Frankland: Chemistry, Controversy And Conspiracy In Victorian EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:556 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 1.14 inPublisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521545811

ISBN - 13:9780521545815

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Table of Contents

1. Lancastrian inheritance; 2. The road to discovery; 3. Queenwood; 4. New worlds in Germany; 5. Fundamental discoveries in chemistry; 6. Frankland and the development of valency; 7. Manchester: 'The educational and commercial utility of chemistry'; 8. Return to the metropolis; 9. Advances in organic chemistry; 10. The communication of chemistry; 11. The X-Club and beyond; 12. Family: years of crisis; 13. The analysis of water supply; 14. 'The wildest parts of nature'; 15. Power; 16. Retirement years; 17. The last journey.

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"Colin Russell's biography is significant.... Finally, on its considerable merits alone this is an important biography. It is comprehensive and well-written and reflects a lifetime's work on the life, science, and Victorian milieu of Edward Frankland." Christopher Ritter, Historical Studies in the Physical & Biological