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Author Coffey, Patrick.

Title Cathedrals of science : the personalities and rivalries that made modern chemistry / Patrick Coffey.

Imprint London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

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 Moore Stacks  Q180.55.D57 C64 2008    Available  ---
Description xix, 379 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 324-329) and index.
Contents The ionists: Arrhenius and Nernst -- Physical chemistry in America: Lewis and Langmuir -- The third law and nitrogen: Haber and Nernst -- Chemists at war: Haber, Nernst, Langmuir, and Harkins -- Science and the Nazis: Nernst and Haber -- Nobel prizes: Lewis and Langmuir -- Nuclear chemistry: Lewis, Urey, and Seaborg -- Secret of life: Pauling, Wrinch, and Langmuir -- Pathological science: Langmuir -- Lewis's last days.
Subject Discoveries in science.
Chemical weapons.
Chemists -- Psychology.
Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957.
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Chemistry -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780195321340 (alk. paper)
0195321340 (alk. paper)