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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Tracy rated it really liked it Apr 04, Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Jkupferer rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Aaron Meyer rated it really liked it Jan 11, Holmyard, a noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchemy; signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Semler, and much more.

These I found to be more annoying than edifying, and Holmyard’s ostensible lack of enthusiasm for the topics either that or intellectual laziness didn’t exactly encourage me to explore more on my own.

This book, published inis the oldest book I’ve ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray is older, [] but my copy was published in so Alchemy is still the physically oldest book I’ve read. Lists with This Book. Alchemy is thought to have originated over years ago in Hellenic Egypt, the result of three converging streams: Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – Common terms eruc phrases adept alchemists alchemy alembic apparatus Arabic Arnold of Villanova astrological Avicenna base metals body calcination Caliph called canon century Charnock chemical chemist chemistry Chinese alchemy colour copper crucible cupel death described Digby dirhams distillation E.

Kevin rated it liked it Nov holmyafd, Maxwell Purrington rated it really liked it May 22, He taught science at Clifton College Englandwas a hopmyard of the Royal Asiatic Society and served as the founding editor of the journal Endeavour.

Students of alchemy, chemistry, the history of science, and the occult, plus anyone interested in the origin and evolution of one of mankind’s most enduring and influential myths, will want to have a copy of this masterly study.

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Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – On the whole, I was very disappointed in this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Forse suonava bene il nome xD Ora chiudo la parentesi. References to this book The Digital Dialectic: Volevo un misero saggio sull’Alchimia non un libro da amare! Saleh rated it it was amazing Jul 31, Kiro Vermaas rated it really liked it May 09, Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – Ranging over two millennia of alchemical history, Mr.

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Michael rated it ericc was amazing Aug 10, Greek philosophy, Egyptian technology and the mysticism of Middle Eastern religions. But hell, I bought this ojhn a buck and it was a quick read, so nothing to complain about! I would not recommend this book to anyone holmyarr to learn about alchemy, now can I please get the hours spent attempting to read this book back?

No trivia or quizzes yet. Kevin rated it really liked it Oct 02, After doing a project on the periodic table and the elements, I decided I wanted to learn a bit about alchemy – and being a huge Harry Potter fan, some information about the history of and myths surrounding the philosopher’s stone sounded cool too.

Katy rated it liked it Jan 14,