Title, Alchemy Pelican books, A · Volume of A Pelican Book · Volume of Penguin books. Author, Eric John Holmyard. Publisher, Penguin Books. Eric John Holmyard (–) was an English science teacher at Clifton College, and His scholarly work included rectification of accounts of the history of alchemy, particularly in relation with Islamic science. He translated texts from. Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: ancient .. Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on.

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In its search for the “Philosopher’s Stone” that would transmute base metals into silver and gold, alchemy took on many philosophical, religious and mystical overtones.

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Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – After doing a project on the periodic table and the elements, I decided I wanted to learn a bit about alchemy – and being a huge Harry Potter fan, some information about the history of and myths surrounding the philosopher’s stone sounded cool too.

Bart rated it liked it Feb 25, I gave up after pages, but the writing is so small that it felt like a whole lot longer. From inside the book. Students of alchemy, chemistry, the history of science, and the occult, plus anyone interested in the origin and evolution of one of mankind’s most enduring and influential myths, will want to have a copy of this masterly study.


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Kevin rated it really liked it Oct 02, Tracy rated it really liked it Apr 04, Kiro Vermaas rated it really liked it May 09, He taught science at Clifton College Englandwas a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and served as the founding editor of the journal Endeavour. In giving myself time to actually read this, unlike the last time I tried to rate it, I can see that although the topic itself is interesting, the writing isn’t. To ask other readers questions about Alchemyplease sign up.

Want to Read saving…. This is mainly due to each of these general studies offering up a good bibliography of ancient sources which I can then follow up on for specifics. Maxwell Purrington rated it really liked it May 22, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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I’m the kind of person who learns better out of books rather than on the internet, so asked my local library for some books on alchemy.

Alchemy by E.J. Holmyard

Eventually, however, with the advent and ascension of the scientific method, the hopes and ideas of the alchemists faded to the status of “pseudo-science. Account Options Sign in. But hell, I bought this for a buck and it was a quick read, so nothing to complain about!

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