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The Resource The Limits of Matter : Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment, Hjalmar Fors, (electronic resource)

The Limits of Matter : Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment, Hjalmar Fors, (electronic resource)

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The Limits of Matter : Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment
Title
The Limits of Matter
Title remainder
Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Hjalmar Fors
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Europeans raised a number of questions about the nature of reality and found their answers to be different from those that had satisfied their forebears. They discounted tales of witches, trolls, magic, and miraculous transformations and instead began looking elsewhere to explain the world around them. In The Limits of Matter, Hjalmar Fors investigates how conceptions of matter changed during the Enlightenment and pins this important change in European culture to the formation of the modern discipline of chemistry. Fors reveals how, early in the eighteenth century, chemists began to view metals no longer as the ingredients for "chrysopoeia"-or gold making-but as elemental substances, or the basic building blocks of matter. At the center of this emerging idea, argues Fors, was the Bureau of Mines of the Swedish State, which saw the practical and profitable potential of these materials in the economies of mining and smelting.By studying the chemists at the Swedish Bureau of Mines and their networks, and integrating their practices into the wider European context, Fors illustrates how they and their successors played a significant role in the development of our modern notion of matter and made a significant contribution to the modern European view of reality
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AU-PeEL
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Fors, Hjalmar
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • ProQuest Ebook Central
  • Synthesis
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  • Chemistry
  • Enlightenment
  • Matter
  • Mining engineering
Label
The Limits of Matter : Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment, Hjalmar Fors, (electronic resource)
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/eui/detail.action?docID=1835294&query=The+Limits+of+Matter
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Contents; Chapter 1. Introduction: The Edges of the Map; Chapter 2. Of Witches, Trolls, and Inquisitive Men; Chapter 3. Chymists in the Mining Business; Chapter 4. From Curious to Ingenious Knowledge; Chapter 5. Elements of Enlightenment; Chapter 6. Capturing the Laughing Gnome; Chapter 7. Conclusion: Material Reality and the Enlightenment; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
u391006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780226195049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1835294
  • (OCoLC)1088502590
Label
The Limits of Matter : Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment, Hjalmar Fors, (electronic resource)
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/eui/detail.action?docID=1835294&query=The+Limits+of+Matter
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Contents; Chapter 1. Introduction: The Edges of the Map; Chapter 2. Of Witches, Trolls, and Inquisitive Men; Chapter 3. Chymists in the Mining Business; Chapter 4. From Curious to Ingenious Knowledge; Chapter 5. Elements of Enlightenment; Chapter 6. Capturing the Laughing Gnome; Chapter 7. Conclusion: Material Reality and the Enlightenment; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
u391006
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (250 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780226195049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • EBL1835294
  • (OCoLC)1088502590

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