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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Nathan rated it it was ok Jan 02, From inside the book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I’ll post a more detailed review when done.

Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on chemistry and alchemy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aaron Meyer rated it really liked it Jan 11, alche,y Matthew Last rated it liked it Mar 31, I consider myself well versed in it, but am always interested in generalities.

References to this book The Digital Dialectic: But hell, I bought this for a buck and it was a quick alcbemy, so nothing to complain about! In giving myself time to actually read this, unlike the last jon I tried to rate it, I can see that although the topic itself is interesting, the writing isn’t. Satsuki rated it really liked it Dec 19, 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.

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The language was really difficult to understand and the only interesting or memorable fact I can remember being taught was that in one version of the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Golden Fleece was allchemy paper describing how to turn base metals into gold and the secrets of eternal life, in other words, it was an alchemical paper. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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Katia rated it it was amazing May 30, Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 09, This was one of the ones they gave me. 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. Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – Holmyard Limited preview – I’m the kind of person who learns better out of books rather than on the internet, so asked my local library alchejy some books on alchemy.

In its search for the “Philosopher’s Stone” that wlchemy transmute base metals into silver and gold, alchemy took on many philosophical, religious and mystical overtones.

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Alchemy A pelican original Pelican books Pelican books, A Forse suonava bene il nome xD Ora chiudo la parentesi. Volevo un misero saggio sull’Alchimia non un libro da amare! Jkupferer rated it it was amazing Jun 05, 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.

Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, holmyafd of alchemy: 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. Lissa Notreallywolf rated it really liked it Aug 01, Sep 09, Andres is currently reading it Shelves: Kiro Vermaas rated it really liked it May 09, Want to Read saving….

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Open Preview See a Problem? 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?

Eventually, however, with the advent and ascension of the scientific method, the hopes and ideas of the alchemists faded to the status of “pseudo-science. Holmyard, a noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Semler, and much more.