The Chemical Choir

    The Chemical Choir

    A History of Alchemy

    PG Maxwell-Stuart

    Continuum 2012

    Paperback 212pp

    9781441132970   Product Code: 22249

    PG Maxwell-Stuart challenges the generally accepted view of alchemy as a scientific dead-end and a hotbed of rogues and charlatans. Beginning with the earliest manifestations of the science in ancient China, India and Roman Egypt, he gives a fuller picture of alchemy, shows how practitioners such as the religious scientists Newton and Boyle devoted their energies to exploring the secrets of the material world and reveals that the alchemists' quest for health-giving elixirs continues today.

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