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Newman, William Royall

Works: 154 works in 297 publications in 1 language and 9,500 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  Sermons  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Actor, Printer, Performer
Classifications: QD24.S73, 509
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Most widely held works by William Royall Newman
Alchemy tried in the fire Starkey, Boyle, and the fate of Helmontian chymistry by William R Newman( )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,546 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
Promethean ambitions alchemy and the quest to perfect nature by William R Newman( )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an age when the nature of reality is complicated daily by advances in bioengineering, cloning, and artificial intelligence, it is easy to forget that the ever-evolving boundary between nature and technology has long been a source of ethical and scientific concern: modern anxieties about the possibility of artificial life and the dangers of tinkering with nature more generally were shared by opponents of alchemy long before genetic science delivered us a cloned sheep named Dolly. In Promethean Ambitions, William R. Newman ambitiously uses alchemy to investigate the thinning boundary between
Atoms and alchemy chymistry and the experimental origins of the scientific revolution by William R Newman( )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 'Atoms and Alchemy', William R. Newman provides a spirited defence of alchemy, awarding this ancient and much maligned field of endeavour an important place in the history of the Scientific Revolution
Secrets of nature astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe ( )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In recent years scholars have begun to acknowledge that the occult sciences were not marginal enterprises but an integral part of the worldview of many of our ancestors. Astrology was one of the many intellectual tools--along with what we consider to be the superior tools of social and political analysis--that Renaissance thinkers used to attack practical and intellectual problems. It was a coherent body of practices, strongly supported by social institutions. And alchemy was not viewed primarily as a spiritual pursuit, an idea popularized by nineteenth-century occultists, but as a part of natural philosophy. It was often compared to medicine. Many Renaissance writers suggested links between astrology and alchemy that went beyond the use of astrological charts to determine the best time to attempt alchemical operations. This book shows the many ways in which astrology (a form of divination) and alchemy (an artisanal pursuit concerned with the technologies of minerals and metals) diverge as well as intersect. Overall, it shows how an appreciation of the role of the occult opens up new ways of understanding the past. Topics include the career of Renaissance astrologer Girolamo Cardano and his work on medical astrology, the astrological thinking of Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei, the history of the Rosicrucians and the influence of John Dee, the work of medical alchemist Simon Forman, and an extended critique of the existing historiography of alchemy
Alchemical laboratory notebooks and correspondence by George Starkey( )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,132 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
Evidence and interpretation in studies on early science and medicine essays in honor of John E. Murdoch ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gehennical fire : the lives of George Starkey, an American alchemist in the scientific revolution by William R Newman( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reputed to have performed miraculous feats in New Englandrestoring the hair and teeth to an aged lady, bringing a withered peach tree to fruit - Eirenaeus Philalethes was also rumored to be an adept, possessor of the alchemical philosophers' stone. That the man was merely a mythical creation didn't diminish his reputation a whit - his writings were spectacularly successful, read by Leibniz, esteemed by Newton and Boyle, voraciously consumed by countless readers. Gehennical Fire is the story of the man behind the myth, George Starkey. A work of meticulous scholarship, Gehennical Fire is both an absorbing intellectual biography and an intriguing exploration of alchemy and medical science in the seventeenth century
The artificial and the natural an evolving polarity ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notions of nature and art as they have been defined and redefined in Western culture, from the Hippocratic writers and Aristotle of Ancient Greece to nineteenth-century chemistry and twenty-first century biomimetics
Late medieval and early modern corpuscular matter theories ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Summa perfectionis of Pseudo-Geber : a critical edition, translation and study by Geber( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of a quartern loaf : rhymes & pictures ( Book )
2 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From summetria to symmetry the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by Giora Hon( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct fr
Green chemistry by William R Newman( )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book provides the basic framework of knowledge about Green Chemistry
William Newman : a Victorian cartoonist in London and New York by Jane E Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Half a life ; and, the host ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Half a life (stardate 44805.3): Love blossoms on board the Enterprise when Counselor Troi's mother, Lwaxana, romances a visiting scientist, Dr. Timicin, who is struggling to save his home planet. The host (stardate 44821.3): While en route to mediate a dispute between two warring factions in the Peliar system, Dr. Crusher's new romantic interest, Ambassador Odan, is seriously injured when his shuttle is attacked. After examining his wounds, Dr. Crusher discovers a parasite is inhabiting Odan's body
Lines of argument for policy debate by Carol Winkler( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Split cherry tree ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While attempting to catch a lizard on a class biology trip, David, along with two other boys, unintentionally breaks a limb off a cherry tree. The son of a poor, uneducated farming couple, he must stay after school to work off his debt. This angers and humiliates his father, who sets off with a pistol in hand to teach David's teacher a lesson. Instead, he learns the importance of education, realizing his son deserves a chance for a better life"--Container
The Summa perfectionis and late medieval alchemy a study of chemical traditions, techniques, and theories in thirteenth century Italy by William R Newman( )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Environmental & green chemistry by Desirae Laroche( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book provides an introductory approach to Environmental & Green Chemistry
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Newman, William
Newman, William R.
Newman, William R. 1955-
Newman, William Royall
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