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Brock, W. H. (William Hodson)

Overview
Works: 45 works in 205 publications in 4 languages and 6,000 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: QD11, 540.9
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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 1,880 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 )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 475 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 )

17 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 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebig also played the role of an elder statesman of European science by commenting, via popular lectures and expansions of his readable Chemical Letters, on such issues as scientific methodology and materialism. This is the first English biography of Justus von Liebig (1803-73) since 1901
The fontana history of chemistry by W. H Brock( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 346 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 317 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 304 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 218 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 187 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 )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction maps the historical development of chemistry from man's earliest exploration in the Stone Age to the nanotechnology of today's materials science. In this succinct but comprehensive overview Brock balances the approaches to, and interpretations of, the subject, revealing chemistry's rich and diverse history
The lamp of learning : Taylor & Francis and the development of science publishing by W. H Brock( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1984 in German and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dynasty of Taylors; Richard Taylor; Bensley, Koenig, Woodfall and Taylor; Taylor and the commercial science journal; the Francis era; ups and downs; expansion; the brave new world; the Philosophical Magazine. Appendices: editors of of the Philosophical Magazine; early prefaces to the Philosophical Magazine; early printers of the Philosophical Magazine; translations of quotations on the title page and verso of the Philosophical Magazine; editors and series of the Annals of Natural Science; prospectus of Koenig's newly patent printing machine; inventory and valuation; journals published by Tay
Justus von Liebig : eine Biographie des grossen Naturwissenschaftlers und Europäers by W. H Brock( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in German and held by 64 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 44 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 Hirst( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1988 in Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Norton history of chemistry
Alternative Names
Brock, W.

Brock, W. 1936-

Brock, W. H.

Brock, W. H. 1936-

Brock, W. H. (William Hodson)

Brock, William

Brock, William 1936-

Brock, William H.

Brock, William H. 1936-

Brock, William H. (William Hodson)

Brock, William Hodson

Brock, William Hodson 1936-

Hodson Brock, William

Hodson Brock, William 1936-

William Hodson Brock British chemist and historian of science

ブロック, W. H

Languages
English (145)

German (19)

Spanish (3)

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 & Francis