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The public image of chemistry / edited by Joachim Schummer, Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Brigitte Van Tiggelen.

  • Schummer, Joachim.
[2007], ©2007
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Singapore : World Scientific, [2007], ©2007.

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vi, 383 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Pt. 1. Popular images in fiction and movies. The alchemist in fiction: the master narrative / Roslynn Haynes -- Historical roots of the 'mad scientist': chemists in nineteenth-century literature / Joachim Schummer -- Chemists and their craft in fiction film / Peter Weingart -- Chemistry and power in recent American fiction / Philip Ball. Pt. 2. Self-images in chemistry popularizations. Popularizing chemistry: hands-on and hands-off / David Knight -- Liebig or how to popularize chemistry / Marika Blondel-Mégrelis -- From chemistry for the people to the wonders of technology: the popularization of chemistry in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century / Ernst Homburg -- Abraham Cressy Morrison in the agora: bringing chemistry to the public / Andrew Ede -- The visual image of chemistry: perspectives from the history of art and science / Joachim Schummer & Tami I. Spector. Pt. 3. Mediated images. Taking science to the marketplace: examples of Science Service's presentation of chemistry during the 1930s / Marcel C. LaFollette -- The image of chemistry presented by the Science Museum, London in the twentieth century: an international perspective / Peter J.T. Morris -- On the self-image of chemists, 1950-2000 / Pierre Laszlo.


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