From Classical To Modern Chemistry
The Instrumental Revolution
Peter J T Morris (Editor)
Most chemists today have either taken part in, or been affected by, the chemical revolution that has taken place over the course of the last century. Developments in instrumentation have changed not just what chemists do, but also how they think about chemistry. New and exciting areas of previously inaccessible research have been opened up as a direct result of this revolution. This is the first book to examine this instrumental revolution and goes on to assess the impact on chemical practice in areas ranging from organic chemistry and biochemistry to environmental analysis and process control, thus demonstrating how fundamental and extensive are the changes that have occurred. With contributions from internationally recognised specialists, this lavishly illustrated book provides a focal point for any historian of chemistry or chemist with an interest in this fascinating topic. This book is published in association with the Science Museum, London, UK and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia.
"... a major contribution to the history of chemistry in the 20th century."
Source : Chemistry in Britain, October 2002, p 63
"The reader will value this book at whatever career stage, beginner or master ... a work of long-term academic research value."
Source : Chemistry & Industry, 6 January 2003, p 24
"... this is a vastly stimulating book which should be read by all those interested in the history of chemistry."
Source : Chromatographia, 57, February 2003, No 3/4, p 261, 262
"... agreeable to read ... of wide appeal ..."
Source : Analyst Website, 2002
"The reader will be richly rewarded by this fine work finding depth in the case studies of various instruments and breadth in the range of ideas related to the science/technology interaction in chemistry."
Source : Hyle, Vol 9, September 2003, p 123-126
"... the historian and the interested chemist can learn much from this instructive and enjoyable book."
Source : Ambix, 50, 2003, p 234