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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • England

Subjects:

  • Starkey, George, 1627-1665.,
  • Alchemists -- England -- Biography.,
  • Alchemy -- History.,
  • Science -- England -- History -- 17th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-337) and index.

StatementWilliam R. Newman.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQD24.S73 N49 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 348 p. :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1085619M
ISBN 100674341716
LC Control Number94009508

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Pris: kr. Inbunden, Skickas inom vardagar. Köp Gehennical Fire av William Newman på Gehennical Fire (Hardcover) The Lives of George Starkey, an American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution. By William R. Newman. Harvard University Press, , pp. Publication Date: December 8, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (2/15/). Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: Both the quest for natural knowledge and the aspiration to alchemical wisdom played crucial roles in the scientific revolution, as William R. Newman demonstrates in this work on George Starkey (), America's first famous scientist.   Gehennical Fire is the story of the man behind the myth, George Starkey. A work of meticulous scholarship, Gehennical Fire is both an absorbing intellectual biography and an intriguing exploration of alchemy and medical science in the seventeenth century. show more5/5(3).