Creations of Fire: Chemistry's Lively History from Alchemy to the Atomic Age

Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite
Persesus Publishing

Cathy Cobb, assistant professor of chemistry at Augusta State University in Georgia, and Harold Goldwhite, a professor of chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, have written a book that contains stories of comical or death-defying antics of famous chemists. They reveal, for example, what happened when Alfred Nobel read his own obituary in the newspaper and what prompted Michael Faraday to wash Humphrey Davy's socks.

Apr. 1, 2002

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