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Principe, Lawrence

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Works: 70 works in 171 publications in 1 language and 5,896 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QD24.S73, 540.94209032
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Principe
Alchemy tried in the fire Starkey, Boyle, and the fate of Helmontian chymistry by William R Newman ( )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winner of the 2005 Pfizer Prize from the History of Science Society. €. What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he employ?. Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions between Robert Boyle, widely known as "the father of chemistry," and George Starkey, an alchemist and the most prominent American scientific writer before Benjamin Franklin as their guide, Newman and Principe reveal the hitherto hidden labo
Alchemical laboratory notebooks and correspondence by George Starkey ( )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Starkey--chymistry tutor to Robert Boyle, author of immensely popular alchemical treatises, and probably early America's most important scientist--reveals in these pages the daily laboratory experimentation of a seventeenth-century alchemist. The editors present in this volume transcriptions of Starkey's texts, their translations, and valuable commentary for the modern reader. Dispelling the myth that alchemy was an irrational enterprise, this remarkable collection of laboratory notebooks and correspondence reveals the otherwise hidden methodologies of one of the seventeenth century's mos
The secrets of alchemy by Lawrence Principe ( Book )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In The Secrets of Alchemy, Lawrence M. Principe, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in human history and culture. By surveying what alchemy was and how it began, developed, and overlapped with a range of ideas and pursuits, Principe illuminates the practice. He vividly depicts the place of alchemy during its heyday in early modern Europe, and then explores how alchemy has fit into wider views of the cosmos and humanity, touching on its enduring place in literature, fine art, theater, and religion as well as its recent acceptance as a serious subject of study for historians of science. In addition, he introduces the reader to some of the most fascinating alchemists, such as Zosimos and Basil Valentine, whose lives dot alchemy's long reign from the third century and to the present day. Through his exploration of alchemists and their times, Principe pieces together closely guarded clues from obscure and fragmented texts to reveal alchemy's secrets and--most exciting for budding alchemists--uses them to recreate many of the most famous recipes in his lab, including those for the 'glass of antimony' and 'Philosophers' Tree.' This unique approach brings the reader closer to the actual work of alchemy than any other book."--Book jacket
The scientific revolution : a very short introduction by Lawrence Principe ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the "Scientific Revolution." New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, knew, and could do, but also forced them to redefine themselves with respect to the strange new worlds revealed by ships and scalpels, telescopes and microscopes, experimentation and contemplation. Explanatory systems were made, discarded, and remade by some of the best-known names in the entire history of science, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and by many others less recognized but no less important. In this book the author explores the exciting developments in the sciences of the stars (astronomy, astrology, and cosmology), the sciences of Earth (geography, geology, hydraulics, pneumatics), the sciences of matter and motion (alchemy, chemistry, kinematics, physics), the sciences of life (medicine, anatomy, biology, zoology), and much more. The story is told from the perspective of the historical characters themselves, emphasizing their background, context, reasoning, and motivations, and dispelling well-worn myths about the history of science
The aspiring adept : Robert Boyle and his alchemical quest : including Boyle's "lost" Dialogue on the transmutation of metals by Lawrence Principe ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Aspiring Adept presents a provocative new view of Robert Boyle (1627-1691), one of the leading figures of the Scientific Revolution, by revealing for the first time his avid and lifelong pursuit of alchemy. Boyle has traditionally been considered, along with Newton, a founder of modern science because of his mechanical philosophy and his experimentation with the air-pump and other early scientific apparatus. However, Lawrence Principe shows that his alchemical quest - hidden first by Boyle's own codes and secrecy, and later suppressed or ignored - positions him more accurately in the intellectual and cultural crossroads of the seventeenth century
New narratives in eighteenth-century chemistry contributions from the First Francis Bacon Workshop, 21-23 April 2005, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California by Lawrence Principe ( )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 18th century has been considered critical for the development of modern chemistry, yet many crucial features of the period remain largely unknown or unexplored, for general accounts - often built around Lavoisier - have remained quite selective. This volume presents approaches and topics to build a view of chemical work during the period
Chymists and chymistry : studies in the history of alchemy and early modern chemistry by International Conference on the History of Alchemy and Chymistry ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together papers presented at an international conference at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in 2006 by over twenty eminent researchers. The collection features work on the perennial issues of symbolism, textual exegesis, transmutation and the danger of fraud, as well as treatments of the intersections of alchemy with fine art, theology, archaeology, and gender. Chymists and Chymistry offers readers a wealth of new scholarship on this intriguing topic and glimpses of the exciting frontiers in chymistry waiting to be explored.--Publisher
Science and religion by Lawrence Principe ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve 30-minute lectures by Johns Hopkins University Professor Lawrence M. Principe on the relation between science and religion from early times to the present
Science and religion by Lawrence Principe ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve 30-minute lectures by Professor Lawrence M. Principe on the relation between science and religion from early times to the present
Transmutations--alchemy in art : selected works from the Eddleman and Fisher collections at the Chemical Heritage Foundation by Lawrence Principe ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alchemy made important contributions to the development of modern science while firing popular imagination so strongly that portrayals of the alchemist at work pervaded the arts. The more celebrated goals of alchemy, like transmutation of base metals into gold, still tease and tantalize. This book offers a thoughtful look at the role of the alchemist in the 17th and 18th centuries, as depicted in a selection of paintings from the Eddleman and Fisher Collections housed at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Correspondence of Robert Boyle, 1636-1691 by Robert Boyle ( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Past Masters database The Correspondence of Robert Boyle contains the correspondence from the Boyle Project in London, as well as the Boyle Project edition of autobiographical and biographical texts
History of science antiquity to 1700 by Lawrence Principe ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science is often characterized by ideas that have an enormously long shelf life, linking widely separated eras. Our notions of "science" and "scientists" date only to the 19th century. Before then, "science" simply meant knowledge; the label of "scientist" did not exist. Instead, the study of the natural world was known as "natural philosophy." The great philosophers Plato and Aristotle are still considered two of the most influential figures in the history of science. Dr. Principe surveys the history of scientific thought and activity in the western world beginning with the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians, through the early eighteenth century. Lectures presented by Lawrence M. Principe, Professor of Chemistry and the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at Johns Hopkins University
History of science antiquity to 1700 by Lawrence Principe ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of science in the western world from the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century
The Accademia del cimento and its European context by Marco Beretta ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aspiring adept : Robert Boyle and his alchemical quest by Lawrence Principe ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of science antiquity to 1700 by Lawrence Principe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of science in the western world from the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century
History of science antiquity to 1700 by Lawrence Principe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of science in the western world from the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century
History of science antiquity to 1700 by Lawrence Principe ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the history of science in the western world from the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century
History of science antiquity to 1700 by Lawrence Principe ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three tapes from set of 9 videocassettes surveying the history of science in the western world from the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century
 
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Alternative Names
Principe, L. M. 1962-
Principe, L. M. (Lawrence Michael)
Principe, Lawrence
Principe, Lawrence M.
Principe, Lawrence M. 1962-
Principe, Lawrence Michael
Principe, Lawrence Michael 1962-
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