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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Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: Erudite coverage of philosophical, religious, mystical overtones; replacement of alchemy by scientific method, more. Illustrate Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: Paperbackpages. Published April 1st by Dover Publications first published To see what your friends alchwmy of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Sep 09, Andres is currently reading it Shelves: Seems to be a general history of the art. I consider myself well versed in it, but am always interested in generalities. This is mainly due to each of these general studies offering up a good bibliography of ancient sources holmyzrd I can then follow up on for specifics.
I’ll post a eeric detailed review when done. Some of these books look to be general studies and then end up surprising you with an unknown gem or two.
Jan 19, Chris rated it did not like it. As a history of science it’s so-so: I’d describe it as more of a compendium of diverting stories and anecdotes rather than an engaging analysis of the pseudo scientific ideas that made up alchemy.
Typically, the author quotes lengthy and obscure passages from various alchemical treatises, but doesn’t hol,yard the effort to analyze or explicate them within a useful context for someone new to the subject. These I found to be more annoying than edifying, and Holmyard’s ostensible lack of enthusiasm for the topics either that or intellectual laziness didn’t exactly encourage me to explore more on my own.
There are undoubtedly more up-to-date and better written accounts out there which attempt to examine alchemy in the context of the history of ideas. But hell, I bought this for a buck and it was a quick read, so nothing to complain about! In giving myself time to actually read this, unlike the dric time I tried to rate it, I can see that although the topic itself is interesting, the writing isn’t. Volevo un misero saggio sull’Alchimia non un libro da amare! L’ho amato dalla prima pagina, non volevo finirlo, volevo godermelo per sempre, rimanere insieme a quei tanti studiosi di tanto tempo fa.
Volevo essere trasportato nella loro era e diventare loro apprendista, volevo vedere tutti gli insuccessi alla ricerca della Pietra Filosofale, volevo stare accanto a tutti i maestri che sono riusciti a crearla.
Poi apro una piccola parentesi e la chiudo subito, ho amato holmyad gli a Volevo jonn misero saggio sull’Alchimia non un libro da amare! Forse suonava bene il nome xD Ora chiudo la jkhn. This book, published inis the oldest book I’ve ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray is older, alchemg but my copy was published in so Alchemy is still the physically oldest book I’ve read.
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 achemy sounded cool too.
I’m the kind of person edic learns better out of b This book, published inis the oldest book I’ve ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray is older,  but my copy was published in so Alchemy is still the physically oldest book I’ve read.
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. This was one of the ones they gave me. On the whole, I was very disappointed in this book. Alchemt language was really difficult to understand and the only interesting or memorable fact I can remember being taught was that in one jjohn of the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Golden Fleece was a paper describing how to turn base metals into gold and the secrets of eternal life, in other words, it was an alchemical paper.
That was a cool fact, but not really worth the time I spent reading this book.
I gave up after pages, but the writing is so small that it felt like a whole lot longer. I would not recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about alchemy, now can I please get the hours spent attempting to read this book back? Tracy rated it really liked it Apr 04, Lisa Sophia rated it liked it May 22, Amiri Barksdale rated it liked it Feb 16, Aaron Hklmyard rated it really liked it Jan 11, Kevin rated it liked it Nov 26, Sureyya rated it liked it Jul holmyagd, Nathan rated it it was ok Jan 02, Katia rated it it was amazing May 30, BookSolace rated it liked it Dec 04, Bart rated it liked it Feb 25, Satsuki rated it really liked it Dec 19, Katy rated it liked it Jan 14, Michael rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Kevin rated it really liked it Oct 02, Christopher rated it really liked it Mar 10, Kiro Vermaas rated it really liked it May 09, Nim rated it really liked it Jun 28, Saleh rated it it was amazing Jul 31, hoolmyard Matthew Last rated it liked it Mar 31, Acs rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Eroc Notreallywolf rated it really liked it Aug 01, Maxwell Purrington rated it really liked it May 22, Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Jkupferer rated it it was amazing Jun 05, There are hplmyard discussion topics on this book yet.
Eric John Holmyard – Wikipedia
Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on chemistry and alchemy. He taught science at Clifton College Englandwas a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and served as the founding editor of the journal Endeavour. No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.