From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story (Book Title)


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This book by University of New Hampshire professor Arthur Greenberg chronicles the beauty, mystery, truths, lies, and even humor of chemistry. “From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story” connects five centuries of the development of chemistry to human history with 200 brief essays and a rich array of historical artwork, including 24 color plates.


Arthur Greenberg

Arthur Greenberg is a professor of organic chemistry at the University of New Hampshire. He joined UNH in 2000 as dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and served a full five-year term in this position. Prior to that he was Chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1994-2000) and this followed five years as Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and his current research interests include physical organic chemistry and environmental organic chemistry. He has published 120 refereed papers and book chapters, authored 5 books, and edited 18 books.

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