The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry
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The Story of Alchemy and the Beginnings of Chemistry

By M. M. Pattison (Matthew Moncrieff Pattison) Muir
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  • THE STORY OF ALCHEMY AND THE BEGINNINGS OF CHEMISTRY
    • BY
    • M. M. PATTISON MUIR, M.A.
      • FELLOW AND FORMERLY PRÆLECTOR IN CHEMISTRY OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
      • WITH EIGHTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS
      • NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION
      • The Useful Knowledge series
        • List of the first thirty-four volumes issued in the new style with Pictorial Wrappers:—
      • List of the first thirty-four volumes issued in the new style with Pictorial Wrappers:—
    • FELLOW AND FORMERLY PRÆLECTOR IN CHEMISTRY OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
    • WITH EIGHTEEN ILLUSTRATIONS
    • NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION
    • The Useful Knowledge series
      • List of the first thirty-four volumes issued in the new style with Pictorial Wrappers:—
    • List of the first thirty-four volumes issued in the new style with Pictorial Wrappers:—
    • PREFACE.
      • NOTE TO NEW EDITION.
    • NOTE TO NEW EDITION.
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • THE STORY OF ALCHEMY AND THE BEGINNINGS OF CHEMISTRY.
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE EXPLANATION OF MATERIAL CHANGES GIVEN BY THE GREEK THINKERS.
    • THE EXPLANATION OF MATERIAL CHANGES GIVEN BY THE GREEK THINKERS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • A SKETCH OF ALCHEMICAL THEORY.
    • A SKETCH OF ALCHEMICAL THEORY.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • THE ALCHEMICAL CONCEPTION OF THE UNITY AND SIMPLICITY OF NATURE.
    • THE ALCHEMICAL CONCEPTION OF THE UNITY AND SIMPLICITY OF NATURE.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE ALCHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES.
    • THE ALCHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • THE ALCHEMICAL ESSENCE.
    • THE ALCHEMICAL ESSENCE.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • ALCHEMY AS AN EXPERIMENTAL ART.
    • ALCHEMY AS AN EXPERIMENTAL ART.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • THE LANGUAGE OF ALCHEMY
    • THE LANGUAGE OF ALCHEMY
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • THE DEGENERACY OF ALCHEMY.
    • THE DEGENERACY OF ALCHEMY.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • PARACELSUS AND SOME OTHER ALCHEMISTS.
    • PARACELSUS AND SOME OTHER ALCHEMISTS.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • SUMMARY OF THE ALCHEMICAL DOCTRINE.—THE REPLACEMENT OF THE THREE PRINCIPLES OF THE ALCHEMISTS BY THE SINGLE PRINCIPLE OF PHLOGISTON.
    • SUMMARY OF THE ALCHEMICAL DOCTRINE.—THE REPLACEMENT OF THE THREE PRINCIPLES OF THE ALCHEMISTS BY THE SINGLE PRINCIPLE OF PHLOGISTON.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THE EXAMINATION OF THE PHENOMENA OF COMBUSTION.
    • THE EXAMINATION OF THE PHENOMENA OF COMBUSTION.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • THE RECOGNITION OF CHEMICAL CHANGES AS THE INTERACTIONS OF DEFINITE SUBSTANCES.
    • THE RECOGNITION OF CHEMICAL CHANGES AS THE INTERACTIONS OF DEFINITE SUBSTANCES.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS CONTRASTED WITH THE ALCHEMICAL PRINCIPLES.
    • THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS CONTRASTED WITH THE ALCHEMICAL PRINCIPLES.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • THE MODERN FORM OF THE ALCHEMICAL QUEST OF THE ONE THING.
    • THE MODERN FORM OF THE ALCHEMICAL QUEST OF THE ONE THING.
    • INDEX
    • FOOTNOTES
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