Characters in Chemistry: A Celebration of the Humanity of Chemistry

This book is a collection of essays, written by an international group of historians of chemistry, about some of the most interesting chemists dating back into the 18th century. The contributing authors are well-established biographers, and their subjects make a diverse cast of chemistry characters. Among the chemists covered are Robert Bunsen, Joseph Black, John Dalton, Lucretia Borgia, William Crookes, and Humphry Davy. These chemists come from all over the world, and from different eras. Together, this collection truly is a celebration of the wide range of personalities and characters that have worked in chemistry over the centuries.