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Conversations on Chemistry
In which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments

Volume 2. On Compound Bodies

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108016841

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  • Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769–1858) was a pioneer in the field of education who wrote accessible introductory books on science and economics. Noting that women's education 'is seldom calculated to prepare their minds for abstract ideas', she resolved to write books that would inform, entertain and improve a generation of female readers. First published anonymously in 1805, her two-volume Conversations on Chemistry swiftly became a standard primer going through sixteen editions in England alone, and is credited with having influenced the young Michael Faraday. Presented as a series of discussions between a fictional tutor, Mrs. Bryan, and her two female students, the flighty Caroline and earnest Emily, Conversations combines entertaining banter with a clear and concise explanation of scientific theories of the day. Volume 2 contains spirited exchanges on topics including 'shells and chalk', borax, decomposing vegetables and 'animal economy', which will interest historians of both science and education.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108016841
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 22 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    13. On the attraction of composition
    14. On alkalies
    15. On earths
    16. On acids
    17. Of the sulphuric and phosphoric acids
    18. Of the nitric and carbonic acids
    19. Of the boracic, fluoric, muriatic, and oxygenated muriatic acids
    20. On the nature and composition of vegetables
    21. On the decomposition of vegetables
    22. History of vegetation
    23. On the composition of animals
    24. On the animal economy
    25. On animalisations, nutrition, and respiration
    26. On animal heat, and of various animal products
    Index.

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    Jane Haldimand Marcet

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