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The Resource Image and reality : Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination, Alan J. Rocke

Image and reality : Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination, Alan J. Rocke

Label
Image and reality : Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination
Title
Image and reality
Title remainder
Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination
Statement of responsibility
Alan J. Rocke
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rocke, Alan J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Synthesis
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  • Chemistry, Organic
  • Science
  • Imagination
  • Visualization
  • Kekulé, August
  • Kopp, Hermann
Label
Image and reality : Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination, Alan J. Rocke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ether/or -- Springtime for chemistry? -- The education of Alexander Williamson -- Interpreting chemical atoms -- Williamson and Graham -- Grasping the ether -- The experimental dissection of organic molecules -- Excursus: isolated radicals? -- The spread of Williamsonian theory -- The architect of molecules -- The education of August Kekulé -- Kekulé in London -- Excursus: the road to Valence -- Molecular dreams -- Building an unseen structure -- The start of a teaching career -- Early work in Heidelberg -- The theory of polyatomic radicals -- The theory of atomicity of the elements -- Molecular epistemology -- A barometer of the science -- Writing a textbook -- Formulas, models, reality -- Excursus: a case in point -- Erlenmeyer and Kekulé -- Constant or variable atomicity? -- The heuristics of molecular representation -- Couper -- Loschmidt -- Butlerov -- Crum Brown -- Excursus: heurism in action -- The fate of the new graphic formulas -- Molecules as metaphors -- Natural types -- Absolute formulas -- Excursus: looking through the stereoscope -- Molecular democracy or autocracy? -- The revenge of Jupiter's children -- Aromatic apparitions -- First approaches to the problem -- Enter the hexagon -- Benzene through the phenakistoscope -- Excursus: ring around the rosie -- Metachemistry? -- Dimensional molecules -- Early stereospatial speculations -- The spiral staircase -- The pyramid -- Imagination in science: point/counterpoint -- Chemists, physicists, and the microworld -- Kopp's world -- The making of a chemist-historian -- In amongst the molecules -- The response -- The thirsty chemists -- Kekulé's dreams -- The festivities in Berlin -- Kekulé's speech -- The aftermath -- The eureka experience and the unconscious mind -- The scientific image-ination -- Mental images and science -- Mental images and history -- Transdictive images in physics and in chemistry
Control code
ocn419263942
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 375 p.
Isbn
9780226723327
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025749
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)419263942
Label
Image and reality : Kekulé, Kopp, and the scientific imagination, Alan J. Rocke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Ether/or -- Springtime for chemistry? -- The education of Alexander Williamson -- Interpreting chemical atoms -- Williamson and Graham -- Grasping the ether -- The experimental dissection of organic molecules -- Excursus: isolated radicals? -- The spread of Williamsonian theory -- The architect of molecules -- The education of August Kekulé -- Kekulé in London -- Excursus: the road to Valence -- Molecular dreams -- Building an unseen structure -- The start of a teaching career -- Early work in Heidelberg -- The theory of polyatomic radicals -- The theory of atomicity of the elements -- Molecular epistemology -- A barometer of the science -- Writing a textbook -- Formulas, models, reality -- Excursus: a case in point -- Erlenmeyer and Kekulé -- Constant or variable atomicity? -- The heuristics of molecular representation -- Couper -- Loschmidt -- Butlerov -- Crum Brown -- Excursus: heurism in action -- The fate of the new graphic formulas -- Molecules as metaphors -- Natural types -- Absolute formulas -- Excursus: looking through the stereoscope -- Molecular democracy or autocracy? -- The revenge of Jupiter's children -- Aromatic apparitions -- First approaches to the problem -- Enter the hexagon -- Benzene through the phenakistoscope -- Excursus: ring around the rosie -- Metachemistry? -- Dimensional molecules -- Early stereospatial speculations -- The spiral staircase -- The pyramid -- Imagination in science: point/counterpoint -- Chemists, physicists, and the microworld -- Kopp's world -- The making of a chemist-historian -- In amongst the molecules -- The response -- The thirsty chemists -- Kekulé's dreams -- The festivities in Berlin -- Kekulé's speech -- The aftermath -- The eureka experience and the unconscious mind -- The scientific image-ination -- Mental images and science -- Mental images and history -- Transdictive images in physics and in chemistry
Control code
ocn419263942
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 375 p.
Isbn
9780226723327
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025749
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)419263942

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