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Rocke, Alan J. 1948-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 93 publications in 3 languages and 3,184 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Other
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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 )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 454 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 )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical atomism in the nineteenth century : from Dalton to Cannizzaro by Alan J Rocke( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalizing science : Adolphe Wurtz and the battle for French chemistry by Alan J Rocke( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 321 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."--Jacket
Justus von Liebig und Hermann Kolbe in ihren Briefen, 1846-1873 by Justus Liebig( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the molecular world : a nineteenth-century science fantasy by Hermann Kopp( Book )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Kopp (1817–1892) is best remembered today as a historian of chemistry, but during his lifetime he was one of the most eminent chemists of his day, and one of the earliest pioneers of physical chemistry.  Late in his career he wrote an endearing fantasy about personified molecules.  Published in 1882, Aus der Molecular-Welt (From the Molecular World) portrayed the intimate details of what might actually be happening in the sub-microscopic world; the atoms and molecules we meet there have agency, personalities, sometimes even dialog.  Filled with appealing tropes, humor, and whimsical asides, Kopps short book provided an examination of the chemistry and physics of his day that was always light-hearted on the surface, but often surprisingly profound.  Properly interpreted, the book provides a revealing tour of nineteenth-century debates concerning chemical theory.  It is here translated into English, richly annotated, and equipped with an illuminating preface by a leading historian of chemistry.  It will provide entertaining reading to practicing chemists, as well as new insights to historians of science
Origins of the structural theory in organic chemistry by Alan J Rocke( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El atomismo en química : un nuevo sistema de filosofía química by John Dalton( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue: Atomism and organic chemistry in context essays in honour of Alan J. Rocke( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypothesis and experiment in the early development of Kekulé's benzene theory by Alan J Rocke( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agricola, Paracelsus, and "chymia by Alan J Rocke( )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 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

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

Women and chemistry in Regency England: New light on the Marcet circle by Geoffrey J Leigh( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

August Kekulé : Kohlenstoffketten, Benzolring und chemische Strukturen (1829 - 1896) by Alan J Rocke( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Dalton : die Entwicklung der Atomtheorie (1766 - 1844) by Alan J Rocke( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Organische Chemie im Wandel : der Einzug des Liebigschen Apparates in französische Laboratorien by Alan J Rocke( )

1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Image and Reality: Kekulé, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination (Synthesis) by Alan J Rocke( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Restaging Liebig : a study in the replication of experiments by Melvyn C Usselman( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Celebrity culture in Parisian chemistry : the 2000 Dexter award address by Alan J Rocke( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Image and reality : Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination
Alternative Names
Alan Rocke American university teacher

Alan Rocke Amerikaans hoogleraar

Alan Rocke US-amerikanischer Professor für Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Rocke, Alan J. 1948-

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The quiet revolution : Hermann Kolbe and the science of organic chemistryNationalizing science : Adolphe Wurtz and the battle for French chemistry