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The chemistry of alchemy : from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged

by Cobb, Cathy (Author), Fetterolf, Monty L. (Author), Goldwhite, Harold (Author)

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"Through the centuries of boiling, bubbling, and brewing, alchemists have been widely regarded as charlatans and thieves rather than as scientists. Even the practical chemists of their times -- miners, assayers, pharmacists, and potters -- judged them as reckless and their ideas, impossible . . . .... Full description

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