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?
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