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Partington, J. R. (James Riddick) 1886-1965

Overview
Works: 188 works in 1,091 publications in 4 languages and 7,989 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Examinations  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, htt, Editor
Classifications: QD11, 540.9
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Most widely held works by J. R Partington
A short history of chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

96 editions published between 1937 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced treatise on physical chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

33 editions published between 1949 and 1966 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Greek fire and gunpowder by J. R Partington( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly 600 years, from the battles of the early fourteenth century to the dropping of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima, firearms derived from gunpowder and other chemicals defined the frightful extent of war. The apparatus and materials used in World War I would have been familiar to our remote ancestors. In this classic work, first published in 1960, James Riddick Partington provides a worldwide survey of the evolution of incendiary devices, Greek fire, and gunpowder. Greek fire, a composition Partington believes was made of a distilled petroleum fraction and other ingredients (but not saltpetre), was most famously used in the sieges of Constantinople and the Crusades. Partington moves from its antecedents--other incendiaries used in ancient warfare--to European gunpowder recipe books (The Latin Book of Fire, Bellifortis, and Feuerwerkbuch) and the history of infernal machines, mines, canon, small arms, and artillery. His book includes chapters on gunpowder and weapons in Muslim lands, India, and China--including fire books, the use of gunpowder as a propellant, the artillery of the Mughal Emperors, and the use of saltpetre in explosives. He traces the development of gunpowder to eleventh-century China and cites the first known mention and picture of a firearm in 1326. "The history of gunpowder and firearms has attracted many authors with varying interests. The general historian must take account of major inventions effecting revolutions in the life of nations. The historian of science is concerned mostly with the invention of gunpowder. The historian of technology examines the development in the manufacture of explosives and weapons, and the way in which gunpowder has found applications in the peaceful arts. The military historian deals mainly with the use of gunpowder as an explosive and a propellant ... and the development of firearms and their use in warfare. No recent book in English (or for that matter in any language) has attempted a concise survey of the subject."--The Preface
A text-book of inorganic chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

76 editions published between 1921 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pure substances and mixtures. The composition of water. Acids, bases and salts. Water and hydrogen peroxide. Electrolyte equilibria. Isotopes, crystal structure, radioactivity. Carbon and hydrocarbons. Boron and silicon. Magnesium, zinc, cadmium and mercury. Manganese and rhenium. The inert gases
General and inorganic chemistry for university students by J. R Partington( Book )

54 editions published between 1946 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins and development of applied chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

27 editions published between 1935 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

57 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alkali industry by J. R Partington( Book )

18 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical thermodynamics; an modern introduction to general thermodynamics and its applications to chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

23 editions published between 1924 and 1940 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specific heats of gases by J. R Partington( Book )

13 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced treatise on physical chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

52 editions published between 1949 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher mathematics for chemical students by J. R Partington( Book )

21 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and Russian and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nitrogen industry by J. R Partington( Book )

13 editions published between 1922 and 1923 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thermodynamics; a modern introduction to general thermodynamics and its applications to chemistry and physics by J. R Partington( Book )

16 editions published in 1950 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced treatise on physical chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

48 editions published between 1951 and 1968 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of chemistry by J. R Partington( Book )

27 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals mainly with the 18th century, but it starts in France and Scandinavia in the 17th, ending in Britain and Ireland in the early 19th centuries
Intermediate chemical calculations by J. R Partington( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text-book of thermodynamics by J. R Partington( Book )

5 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A short history of chemistry
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A history of Greek fire and gunpowder
Alternative Names
J. R. Partington britisk kemiker

J. R. Partington britisk kjemikar

J. R. Partington britisk kjemiker

J. R. Partington brittisk kemist

J. R. Partington químico británico

J・R・パーティントン

James Riddick Partington

James Riddick Partington britischer Chemiker

James Riddick Partington Brits scheikundige (1886-1965)

James Riddick Partington chimist britanic

James Riddick Partington chimiste britannique

James Riddick Partington kimist britanik

James Riddick Partington químic britànic

James Riddick Partington químico británico

James Riddick Partington Suurbritannia keemik

Partington, J. R.

Partington, J. R. 1886-1965

Partington, James R.

Partington, James R. 1886-1965

Partington, James R. (James Riddick), 1886-1965

Partington, James Riddick

Partington, James Riddick 1886-1965

Riddick Partington, James

Riddick Partington, James 1886-1965

Партингтон, Джеймс Риддик

Languages
English (636)

Spanish (9)

Russian (4)

French (3)