Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 09:23:19 -0500
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Let’s see,

Ignition!: An informal history of liquid rocket propellants, by John D. Clark, is excellent.

Reprints are available through Amazon for some $ 72. It has some wonderful anecdotes . One that comes to mind is how when someone suggested HCN as a fuel, the engineers screamed. This is despite the fact that they were using stuff  that was more toxic that that all the time.

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Any Good Chem History Books?



I'm a communit y college chemistry instructor and I don't know any history of chemistry.  I'm trying to remedy that.


Does anyone kn ow of good, interesting chemistry history books or references?  Also, a ny good resources for history of chemists that might be interesting and/o r have interesting anecdotes?


Barb Gore



Barbara Gore
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Waubonsee Commu nity College
Waubonsee Drive at  Rt. 47
Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454
Phone:  (630) 466-2454
FAX:  (630) 466-2441

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