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Rocke, Alan J. 1948-

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Works: 15 works in 64 publications in 3 languages and 2,127 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Classifications: QD248, 540.9034
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Most widely held works by Alan J Rocke
Image and reality : Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination by Alan J Rocke ( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteenth-century chemists were faced with a particular problem: how to depict the atoms and molecules that are beyond the direct reach of our bodily senses. In visualizing this microworld, these scientists were the first to move beyond high-level philosophical speculations regarding the unseen. In Image and Reality, Alan Rocke focuses on the community of organic chemists in Germany to provide the basis for a fuller understanding of the nature of scientific creativity. Arguing that visual mental images regularly assisted many of these scientists in thinking through old problems and new possib
The quiet revolution : Hermann Kolbe and the science of organic chemistry by Alan J Rocke ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemical atomism in the nineteenth century : from Dalton to Cannizzaro by Alan J Rocke ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the molecular world a nineteenth-century science fantasy by Hermann Kopp ( )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Nationalizing science : Adolphe Wurtz and the battle for French chemistry by Alan J Rocke ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After looking at the early careers of Wurtz's two mentors, Liebig and Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Rocke describes Wurtz's life and career in the politically complex period leading up to 1853. He then discusses the turning point in Wurtz's intellectual life - his conversion to the "reformed chemistry" of Laurent, Gerhardt, and Williamson - and his efforts (social and political, as well as scientific) to persuade his colleagues of the advantages of the new chemistry. He examines the effects of political patronage (or the lack thereof) and of the French government's insufficient material support of chemistry during the middle decades of the century. From there Rocke goes on to examine the rivarly between Wurtz and Marcellin Berthelot, the debate over atoms versus equivalents, and the reasons for Wurtz's failure to win acceptance for his ideas. The story offers insights into the changing status of science in this period and helps to explain the eventual course of both French and German chemistry."--BOOK JACKET
Justus von Liebig und Hermann Kolbe in ihren Briefen, 1846-1873 by Justus Liebig ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins of the structural theory in organic chemistry by Alan J Rocke ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El atomismo en química : un nuevo sistema de filosofía química by John Dalton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Molecular World by Alan J Rocke ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pride and prejudice in chemistry : chauvinism and the pursuit of science by Alan J Rocke ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the molecular eorld a nineteenth-century science fantasy by Hermann Kopp ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Christian Friedrich Schönbein and the discovery of ozone by Alan J Rocke ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hypothesis and experiment in the early development of Kekulé's benzene theory by Alan J Rocke ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Agricola, Paracelsus, and "chymia by Alan J Rocke ( )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gay-Lussac and Dumas : adherents of the Avogadro-Ampère hypothesis? by Alan J Rocke ( )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Rocke, Alan J. 1948-
Languages
English (59)
German (4)
Spanish (1)
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