The Story of Early Chemistry
later published under the title
Story of Alchemy and Early Chemistry
by John Maxson Stillman
Originally published under the title The Story of Early
Chemistry. Tells the story of the development of chemical knowledge and
science, from the beginning of time to the end of the 18th century.
Contents: practical chemistry of the ancients; earliest chemical
manuscripts; theories of the ancients of matter and its changes; early
alchemists; chemical knowledge of the Middle Ages; chemistry in the
13th century; chemistry of the 14th and 15th centuries; progressive
16th century; chemical currents in the 16th century; chemistry of the
16th century; the 18th century, rise and fall of the Phlogiston theory;
development of pneumatic chemistry in the 18th century; early ideas of
chemical affinity; Lavoisier and the chemical revolution.