The Mercurial Chemist: A Life of Sir Humphry Davy

1st Edition

Anne Treneer

Routledge
December 18, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 286 Pages
ISBN 9780367024543 - CAT# K404761
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century

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Summary

First published in 1963. Humphry Davy, knighted by the Prince Regent in 1812 for his contributions to science, and later created baronet for his invention of the miners’ safety lamp, was among the foremost European chemists in the early nineteenth century.

Anne Treneer tells in full the story of Humphry Davy’s life. From letters, journals and memoirs of the time, Davy and his contemporaries come to life. This title will be of great interest to scientists and historians.

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