Title, Alchemy Pelican books, A · Volume of A Pelican Book · Volume of Penguin books. Author, Eric John Holmyard. Publisher, Penguin Books. Eric John Holmyard (–) was an English science teacher at Clifton College, and His scholarly work included rectification of accounts of the history of alchemy, particularly in relation with Islamic science. He translated texts from. Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: ancient .. Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on.
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Michael rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Sep 09, Andres is currently reading it Shelves: Typically, the author quotes lengthy and obscure passages from various alchemical treatises, but doesn’t make the effort to analyze or explicate them within a useful context for someone new to the subject. Its heyday was from about A.
Eventually, however, with the advent and ascension of the scientific method, the hopes and ideas of the alchemists faded to the status of “pseudo-science. Volevo un misero saggio sull’Alchimia non un libro da amare!
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Sureyya rated it liked it Jul 29, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Holmyard Limited preview – Seems to be a general history of the art. Erudite coverage of philosophical, religious, mystical overtones; replacement of alchemy by scientific method, more.
Holmyard Limited preview – Jkupferer rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – Satsuki rated it really liked it Dec 19, Volevo essere trasportato nella loro era e diventare loro apprendista, eruc vedere tutti gli insuccessi alla ricerca della Pietra Filosofale, volevo stare accanto a tutti i maestri che sono riusciti a crearla.
These and many other facets of alchemy are explored with enormous insight and erudition in this classic work. Johh 19, Chris rated it did not like it. I would not recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about alchemy, now can I please get the hours spent attempting to read this book back? Preview — Alchemy by E.
This book, published inis the oldest book I’ve ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray is older,  but my copy was published in so Alchemy is still the physically oldest book I’ve read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving…. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
Alchemy by E.J. Holmyard
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From inside the book. Kevin rated it really liked it Oct 02, Kiro Vermaas rated it really liked it May 09, Katy rated it liked it Jan 14, Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Alchemy is thought to have originated over years ago in Hellenic Egypt, the result of three converging streams: Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – I consider myself well versed in it, but am always interested in generalities.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Published April 1st by Dover Publications first published Forse suonava bene il nome xD Ora chiudo la parentesi. Holmyard early earth alcheky Emperor English experiments fact ferment figure fire Flamel flask four elements furnace Geber glass Greek heat Hermes illustrations iron Alcgemy Jabir Khalid king knowledge known laboratory later Latin lead learned liquid lived magic magic square matter medicine mercury minerals Moon Muslim nature Nicolas Flamel operations original Paracelsus Paris perfect Pernelle philosophers physician poems powder practical preparation quicksilver Razi recipes sal ammoniac salt says scholars secret Sendivogius Seton Sherwood Taylor spirit Splendor Solis stone story sublimation substance success sulphur symbolism theory things Thomas Norton thou Tincture tion took sric transmutation treatises Turba vessel writings wrote yeoman.