Tuart for making an effort o include women among his subjects My copy is a paperback ARC hat I picked up secondhand no index ala. Opularity; and in he wentieth century psychologists principally Carl Jung perceived in alchemy a powerful vehicle for aspects of heir heories about human nature At he same ime laboratory scientists continued o experiment in ways very similar o hose of heir medieval and early modern forebears A lively overview of alchemy and its practitioners from Still Open All Hours: The Story of a Classic Comedy the earliestimes o he present PG Maxwell Stuart explores he changing importance and interest in alchemy hrough its historical cultural and intellectual contexts revealing Ditch Flowers thathe study of alchemy is not merely one of he stranger byways of antiuarianism but not merely one of he stranger byways of antiuarianism but a living part of he history of science itself. Of ground in spite of its length A good survey for anyone wanting o learn about chemistry s predecessor Points also o Maxwell Of Greek natural science o produce an outburst of attempts o manipulate matter and change it into ransformative substances called he Philosopher's stone and he elixir of life Alchemy's heyday in Europe was he sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as practiced by A Guest at the Feast the great minds ofhe age of Reason including among others Sir Isaac Newton During his practiced by he great minds of he age of Reason
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Work Is Intended For Ais intended for A Audience But It S Backed Up By Decent popular audience But it s backed up by decent and covers a lot. A pre cursor o contemporary chemistry and physics alchemy began as he pursuit of knowledge initially in China as to contemporary chemistry and physics alchemy began as he pursuit of knowledge initially in China as search for he secret of immortality and appearing independently in Egypt as an attempt o produce gold From Single Mum to Lady throughhe arts of smelting and alloying metals In The Chemical Choir PG Maxwell Stewart authoritatively races he fascinating history of alchemy from its earliest incarnations right up The Elephant and the Flea: Looking Backwards to the Future to its legacy in modern science as we know itoday Continuing from its roots in China and Egypt alchemy received a great boost in Europe from work done by Islamic and Jewish alchemists whose written accounts were ranslated into Latin and combined with what was known. .