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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Sureyya rated it liked it Jul 29, As a history of science it’s so-so: The language was really difficult to understand and the only interesting or memorable fact I can remember being taught was that johb one version of the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Golden Fleece was a paper describing how to turn base metals into gold and the secrets of eternal life, in other words, it was an alchemical paper.


Account Options Sign in. I gave up after pages, but the writing is so small that jobn felt like a whole lot longer. Account Options Sign in. Kevin rated it liked it Nov 26, Bart rated it liked it Feb 25, Forse johm bene il nome xD Ora chiudo la parentesi.

Eric John Holmyard

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? Matthew Last rated it liked it Mar 31, Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – In giving myself time to actually read this, unlike the last time I tried to rate it, I can see that although the topic itself is interesting, the writing isn’t.

Common terms and johnn adept alchemists alchemy alembic apparatus Arabic Arnold of Villanova ascribed Ashmole astrological Fric Bacon base metals became body calcination Caliph called canon century Charnock chemical chemist chemistry colour convert copper crucible cupel death described Digby dirhams distillation divine E. Michael rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Penguin Books- Alchemy – pages.

L’ho amato dalla prima pagina, non volevo finirlo, volevo godermelo per sempre, rimanere insieme a quei tanti studiosi di tanto tempo fa. BookSolace rated it liked it Dec 04, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


He taught holmyrad at Clifton College Englandwas a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and served as the founding editor of the journal Endeavour. Common terms and phrases adept alchemical gold alchemists alchemy alembic apparatus Arabic Arnold of Villanova astrological Avicenna base metals body calcination Caliph canon century Charnock chemical chemist chemistry Chinese alchemy cinnabar colour contains copper crucible cupel described Digby dirhams distillation divine E.

Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – Katy rated it liked it Jan 14, No trivia or quizzes yet. This was one of the ones they gave me. Lissa Notreallywolf rated it really liked it Aug 01, Holmyard shows how, like astrology and witchcraft, alchemy was an integral part of the pre-scientific moral order, arousing the cupidity of princes, the blind fear of mobs and the intellectual curiosity of learned men.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. This is mainly due to each of these general studies offering up a good bibliography of ancient sources which I can then follow up on for specifics.

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