Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 08:31:15 -0500
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From: "Donna L. Wilson" <dlwcihcsp**At_Symbol_Here**HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Any Good Chem History Books?
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On the history of one chemist, his chemistry, and the way it changed the
world (so to speak), I recommend a book called Mauve: How One Man Invented a
Color That Changed the World.  It is about the chemist who invented/started
the coal tar dye industry, obviously with the color mauve.  It is about 200
pages and available in paperback from for about $12.  Probably
available in libraries too.  It is a little biography, a little chemistry, a
little business, and a little history.  Very readable and not too technical
or dry.  Suitable for those interested in chemistry and those who may be
liberal arts majors just trying to get some science credits.


Donna L. Wilson, CIH-CSP
IH Resources
5923 Phillips Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15217-2121
Telephone  412-521-3643
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Barbara Gore
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Any Good Chem History Books?

I'm a community college chemistry instructor and I don't know any history of
chemistry.  I'm trying to remedy that.
Does anyone know of good, interesting chemistry history books or references?
Also, any good resources for history of chemists that might be interesting
and/or have interesting anecdotes?
Barb Gore

Barbara Gore
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Waubonsee Community College
Waubonsee Drive at  Rt. 47
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
Phone:  (630) 466-2454
FAX:  (630) 466-2441

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