Discovery of the Elements, 6th Edition


SIXTH EDITION, revised and enlarged. 8vo. x, 910 pp. Illustrated throughout with portraits of the pioneers, references to the literature in each chapter, list of chemical elements, chronology, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped maroon cloth; inner hinge starting at title page, lightly shaken. Ex-library rubber stamps on front end-papers, labels removed from rear end-papers. Ivy Trent's copy without distinguishing marks. Good. This edition features an updated foreword by Mary Elvira Weeks, associate professor at the University of Kansas. Covering "the story of the disclosure, one by one, of the chemical elements", this volume was lauded upon first publication in 1935 by contemporary reviewers. From 1932-1933, Weeks wrote a series of articles on the discovery of the elements, which were gathered into a book in 1935 and enjoyed many subsequent re-issues. Both the book and the earlier articles were illustrated with pictures from the collection of Frank B. Dains (1869-1948). Dains was Weeks' colleague at the University of Kansas, where he taught from 1911-1942.

Title: Discovery of the Elements, 6th Edition

Author Name: Mary Elvira Weeks (1892-1975) and Henry M. Leicester (1906-1991)

Categories: History of Science,

Edition: Sixth Edition

Publisher: Easton, PA, Journal of Chemical Education: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: OG42415-059

Keywords: Mary Elvira Weeks, Henry M. Leicester, Discovery of the Elements, Chemistry, History of Science, Reference