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Image and reality: Kekule, Kopp, and the scientific imagination

By: Rocke, Alan J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Synthesis. Publisher: Chicago The University of Chicago Press 2010Description: xxvi, 375 p. : ill.; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226723327.Subject(s): Imagination | Science - Methodology - History | VisualizationDDC classification: 540.9034 Summary: Nineteenth-century chemists were faced with a particular problem: how to depict the atoms and molecules that are beyond the direct reach of our bodily senses. In visualizing this microworld, these scientists were the first to move beyond high - level philosophical speculations regarding the unseen. In Image and Reality, Alan Rocke focuses on the community of organic chemists in Germany to provide the basis for a fuller understanding of the nature of scientific creativity. (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo8434945.html)
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Nineteenth-century chemists were faced with a particular problem: how to depict the atoms and molecules that are beyond the direct reach of our bodily senses. In visualizing this microworld, these scientists were the first to move beyond high - level philosophical speculations regarding the unseen. In Image and Reality, Alan Rocke focuses on the community of organic chemists in Germany to provide the basis for a fuller understanding of the nature of scientific creativity. (http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/I/bo8434945.html)

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