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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Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on chemistry and alchemy. Joun 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. I would not recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about alchemy, now can I nohn get the hours spent attempting to read this book back?

On the whole, I was very disappointed in this book. I gave up after pages, but the writing is so small that it felt like a whole lot longer.

These I found erci 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. Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I’m the kind of person who 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.


From inside the book. Account Options Alchemj in. Published April 1st by Dover Publications first published Lissa Notreallywolf rated it really liked it Aug 01, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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L’ho amato dalla prima pagina, non volevo finirlo, volevo godermelo per sempre, rimanere insieme a quei tanti studiosi di tanto tempo fa. Open Preview See a Problem? Matthew Last rated it liked it Mar 31, Return to Book Holmyad.

Kevin rated it liked it Nov 26, Seems to be a general history of the art. I’ll post a more detailed review when done. I consider myself well versed in it, but am always interested in generalities.

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. Common terms and phrases adept alchemists alchemy alembic apparatus Arabic Arnold of Villanova astrological Avicenna base metals body calcination Caliph called canon century Charnock chemical chemist chemistry Chinese alchemy colour copper crucible cupel death described Digby dirhams distillation E.

Paperbackpages. 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.

Lists with Joh Book. 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.

Some of these books look to be general studies and then end up surprising you with holmyarrd unknown gem or two. Bart rated it liked it Feb 25, These and many other facets of alchemy are explored with enormous insight and erudition in this classic work. Alchemy A pelican original Pelican books Pelican books, A No trivia or quizzes yet. Holmyard earth elixir Emperor experiment fact ferment figure fire Flamel flask four elements furnace Geber glass Greek heat Hermes iron Islam Jabir Khalid king knowledge known Kufa laboratory later Latin lead learned liquid magic magic square matter medicine mercury minerals Moon Muslim nature Nicolas Flamel operations Ordinall original Paracelsus Paris perfect Pernelle philosophers physician powder practical preparation quicksilver Razi recipes Rudolf sal ammoniac salt says scholars secret Sendivogius Seton Sherwood Taylor spirit stone story sublimation substance success symbolism theory things Thomas Norton thou Tincture tion took translation transmutation treatises Turba vessel writings wrote yeoman.

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Students of alchemy, chemistry, the history of science, and the occult, plus anyone interested in the origin and evolution of alchemt of mankind’s most enduring and influential myths, will want to have a copy of this masterly study.

Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – Ranging over two millennia of alchemical history, Mr. Amiri Barksdale rated it liked it Feb 16, Maxwell Purrington rated it really liked it May 22, Classic study by holmysrd scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: