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Brock, W. H. (William Hodson)

Overview
Works: 43 works in 193 publications in 6 languages and 5,679 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QD11,
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Most widely held works about W. H Brock
 
Most widely held works by W. H Brock
The Norton history of chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the rise of a sophisticated science, from the alchemists' futile attempts to turn lead into gold, through the emergence of the modern study of chemistry in the work of Boyle, Lavoisier, and Dalton, to the twentieth-century breakthroughs of Linus Pauling and others
The chemical tree : a history of chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case of the poisonous socks : tales from chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays containing 42 tales of chemists and their discoveries from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
The atomic debates; Brodie and the rejection of the atomic theory; three studies by W. H Brock( Book )

14 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justus von Liebig : the chemical gatekeeper by W. H Brock( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and German and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the founding fathers of organic chemistry and also a great teacher, the German scientist Justus von Liebig transformed scientific education, medical practice, and agricultural in Great Britain. William H. Brock's fresh interpretation of Liebig's stormy career shows how he moved chemistry into the sociopolitical marketplace, demonstrating its significance for society in food production, nutrition, and public health. Through his controversial ideas on artificial fertilizers and recycling, his theory of disease, and his stimulating suggestions concerning food and nutrition, he warned the world of the dangers of failing to recycle sewage or to replace soil nutrients
The fontana history of chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fontana History of Chemistry, which draws on both the author's own original research and that of other scholars, is an unrivalled work of synthesis. Beginning with the first tentative chemical explorations, Dr Brock proceeds via the alchemists' futile, but frequently profitable, efforts to turn lead into gold to recount the emergence of the modern discipline of chemistry as fashioned by Boyle, Lavoisier and Dalton. Brock chronicles chemical developments during the last 150 years, emphasizing the roles of purity, analysis and synthesis, the exploration of reaction mechanisms, the industrialization of chemical change, and how chemistry has been taught and disseminated. While brilliantly successful in explaining and exploiting chemical change, modern chemistry can prompt more fear than excitement in the uninitiated. This book seeks to enlighten: to assess links between theory and practice and to encourage a heightened awareness to promote a better public understanding of chemistry and the modern phamaceutical industries
From protyle to proton : William Prout and the nature of matter, 1785-1985 by W. H Brock( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.E. Armstrong and the teaching of science, 1880-1930 by W. H Brock( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of science by W. H Brock( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science for all : studies in the history of Victorian science and education by W. H Brock( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

19 studies in English (four published for the first time here) show how problematic it is to try to make science available to all. Covering the history of Victorian science and education, these studies shed light on science, education and culture in modern
Chemistry and the chemical industry in the 19th century : the Henrys of Manchester and other studies : Wilfred Vernon Farrar, 1920-1977 by Wilfred Vernon Farrar( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justus von Liebig und August Wilhelm Hofmann in ihren Briefen (1841-1873) by Justus Liebig( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lamp of learning : two centuries of publishing at Taylor & Francis by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the development of Taylor and Francis in this text is more than an isolated account of one small company - it throws light on the whole process of scientific communication during the last 200 years. In this bicentenary edition the story of the company's growth from the launch of the "Philosophical Magazine" and other scientific periodicals and books, into a significant academic publishing player is brought within the context of late 20th-century innovation and expansion
Justus von Liebig : eine Biographie des grossen Naturwissenschaftlers und Europäers by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in physics by W. H Brock( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de wetenschap : samengevat in de spectaculaire levens van twaalf geleerden by A. J Meadows( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografieën van twaalf beroemde geleerden: Aristoteles, Galilei, Harvey, Newton, Lavoisier, Humboldt, Faraday, Darwin, Pasteur, Madame Curie, Freud en Einstein
Natural knowledge in social context the journals of Thomas Archer Hirst FRS by Thomas Archer( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of chemistry : a very short introduction by W. H Brock( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great scientists by A. J Meadows( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in Polish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of science as understood through the lives of twelve of its great practitioners, "The Great Scientists" combines vivid biography, extensive commentary on the social and historical events of the time, and over four hundred illustrations, the majority in full color
Kagaku no rekishi( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Norton history of chemistry
Alternative Names
Brock, W.

Brock, W. H.

Brock, W. H. (William Hodson)

Brock, William

Brock, William H.

Brock, William H. 1936-

Brock, William H. (William Hodson)

Brock, William Hodson

Hodson Brock, William

William Hodson Brock British chemist and historian of science

ブロック, W. H

Languages
English (133)

German (19)

Japanese (6)

Spanish (3)

Polish (2)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The chemical tree : a history of chemistryThe case of the poisonous socks : tales from chemistryJustus von Liebig : the chemical gatekeeperThe fontana history of chemistryH.E. Armstrong and the teaching of science, 1880-1930William Crookes (1832-1919) and the commercialization of scienceChemistry and the chemical industry in the 19th century : the Henrys of Manchester and other studies : Wilfred Vernon Farrar, 1920-1977The lamp of learning : two centuries of publishing at Taylor & FrancisThe great scientists