The Story Of Chemistry (1889) by Picton, Harold Williams (1867–1956)
"I AM pleased to be asked to introduce this little book to the notice of the English public. The author has, in my opinion, told his story brightly and truly, and in a way to interest those who have some knowledge of our science, as well as those who wish to gain that knowledge.
A short and attractive history of Chemistry has long been wanted, and my friend the author seems to have written just such a book as was needed." (Preface by Henry Roscoe)
A History Of Chemistry (1906) by Armitage, Francis Paul (1875–????)
"That some knowledge of the history of chemical science is necessary for the true understanding of that science is suggested by the inclusion of historical data in all the best chemical text-books of the day, organic, inorganic, and physical. Necessarily it is the larger books only that are furnished with such details, and these books are not in every one's hands ; the historical notices are either isolated and often of merely antiquarian interest, or, when gathered into a continuous narrative, must sacrifice liveliness to compression. The complete histories of the science are very large, and written in a foreign language, or, like that of Ernest Meyer, are so excessively comprehensive as to conceal the development of main issues from those whose opportunities for study are limited.
I trust that I have told and transcribed enough in these pages to enable the reader with some thought to gauge the niceness of experiment, the rigour of logic, the inevitability of conclusion, which have made the chemistry of today." (Preface)
A History Of Chemistry (1907) by Bauer, Karl Hugo (1874–1944) translated by Stanford, R. V. (????–????)
"This short history is intended to supply students of chemistry with an outline of the general development of the science." (Translator's Preface)
A Concise History Of Chemistry (1911) by Hilditch, Thomas Percy (1886–????)
"THIS book is an attempt to outline as briefly and succinctly as possible the historical development of chemistry, and is designed more especially for those students whose interest in this aspect of the science is stimulated by the inclusion of “ Historical Chemistry ” in the syllabus of examinations which concern them. It is therefore presumed that the reader is simultaneously acquiring, or already possesses, a fair knowledge of present-day chemical theory and practice, and, accordingly, no space is devoted to the actual explanation of hypotheses or reactions except in so far as the latter are directly bound up with the historical sequence of facts.
Whenever practicable, each section is arranged so that it follows approximately those lines upon which a student would learn the simple chemical facts in question ; thus, the introductory chapters dealing with the older chemistry (down to Lavoisier) are succeeded by the history of elements and inorganic compounds, treated, as far as possible, according to the Periodic Law, whilst the details of other branches, such as organic and physical chemistry, follow in general the order given in the standard textbooks. Many facts, important in themselves but not so germane to the general development of ideas, have been collected in tabular form for convenient reference, and the book is concluded by a summary of the work of some notable chemists and a chronological survey of the experimental and theoretical advances in chemistry during the last two centuries. In order to secure a more compact volume, no detailed references have been given to the literature in which the discoveries, theories, etc., were published, but the dates given in all cases will assist the student to obtain the original account of any particular point desired." (Preface)
The Progress Of Scientific Chemistry In Our Own Times (1913, 2nd Edition) by Tilden, William Augustus Sir (1842–1926)
"In the following pages I have endeavoured to pro\dde for the student such information as will enable him to understand clearly how the system of chemistry as it now is arose out of the previous order of things ; and for the general reader, who is not a systematic student, but who possesses a slight acquaintance with the elementary facts of the subject, a survey of the progress of chemistry as a branch of science during the period covered by the lives of those chemists, a few of whom only remain among us, who were young when Queen Victoria came to the throne." (Preface)
A History Of Chemistry: From The Earliest Times (1920, 2nd Edition) by Brown, James Campbell (1843–1910)
History Of Chemistry (1922, Rewritten & Updated Edition) by Venable, Francis Preston (1856–1934)
"The first edition of this book appeared in 1894. While it has passed through a number of editions since, there has been no attempt to bring it up to date nor to revise it in any way, and although there has been much to preoccupy me, especially in other lines of work, I recognize the fact that there has been no excuse for such neglect.
It has now been entirely rewritten on a changed plan of arrangement and made to cover the great progress in the science which has taken place since it first appeared." (Preface)
The Story Of Early Chemistry (1924) by Stillman, John Maxson (1852–1923)
"The endeavor has been to tell the story of the development of chemical knowledge and science, from the earliest times to the close of the eighteenth century, in a connected and systematic way, not as a condensed encyclopedia, but rather by placing the emphasis upon such discoveries and speculations as have made a decided impress on the growth of the science. Thus the names of many chemists are missing which occur in the earlier histories. None, however, of real significance in the growth of chemical science is intentionally omitted." (Preface)
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