Title, Alchemy Pelican books, A · Volume of A Pelican Book · Volume of Penguin books. Author, Eric John Holmyard. Publisher, Penguin Books. Eric John Holmyard (–) was an English science teacher at Clifton College, and His scholarly work included rectification of accounts of the history of alchemy, particularly in relation with Islamic science. He translated texts from. Classic study by noted scholar ranges over 2, years of alchemy: ancient .. Eric John Holmyard was a historian of science and technology with a focus on.

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Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Limited preview – References to this book The Digital Dialectic: Account Options Sign in. This was one of the ones they gave me.

Erudite coverage of philosophical, religious, mystical overtones; replacement of alchemy by scientific method, more. Alchemy Eric Alhcemy Holmyard Snippet view – I would not recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about alchemy, now can I please get the hours spent attempting to read this book back?

Bart rated it liked it Feb 25, Common terms and phrases adept alchemists alchemy alembic apparatus Arabic Arnold of Villanova astrological Avicenna base metals body calcination Caliph called canon century Charnock chemical chemist chemistry Chinese alchemy colour copper crucible cupel death described Digby dirhams distillation E. Maxwell Purrington rated it really liked it May 22, Holmyard Limited preview – Penguin Books- Alchemy – pages.


BookSolace rated it liked it Dec 04, Paperbackpages. Alchemy Eric John Holmyard Snippet view – I gave up after pages, but the writing is so small that it felt like a whole lot longer. These and many other facets of alchemy holmyar explored with enormous insight and erudition in this classic work.

Eric John Holmyard

Holmyard Limited preview – Jan 19, Chris rated it did not like it. Acs rated it it was amazing Sep 21, This is mainly due to each of these general studies offering up a good bibliography of ancient sources which I can then follow up on for specifics.

The language was really difficult to understand and the only interesting or memorable fact I can remember being taught was that in one version of the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece, the Golden Fleece was a paper describing how to turn base metals into gold and the secrets of eternal life, in other words, it was an alchemical paper. Kevin rated it liked it Nov 26, Published April 1st by Dover Publications first published Katy rated it liked it Jan 14, Kiro Vermaas rated it really liked it May 09, Account Options Sign in.

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But hell, I bought this for a buck and it was a quick read, so nothing to complain about! Sureyya rated it liked it Jul 29, Its heyday was from about A.

Alchemy by E.J. Holmyard

Holmyard Limited preview – Students of alchemy, chemistry, the history of science, and the occult, plus anyone interested in the origin and evolution of one of mankind’s most enduring and influential myths, will want to have a copy of this masterly study.


Refresh and try again. Holmyard, achemy noted scholar in the field, begins with the alchemists of ancient Greece and China and goes on to discuss alchemical apparatus, Islamic and early Western alchmy signs, symbols, and secret terms; Paracelsus; English, Scottish and French alchemists; Helvetius, Price, and Bolmyard, and much more.

Volevo essere trasportato nella loro era e diventare loro apprendista, volevo vedere tutti gli insuccessi alla ricerca della Pietra Filosofale, volevo stare accanto a tutti i maestri che sono riusciti a crearla.

That was a cool fact, but not really worth the time I spent reading this book. From inside the book.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’m the kind of person who learns better out of books rather than on the internet, so asked my local library for some books on alchemy. He taught science at Clifton College Englandwas a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and served as the founding editor of the journal Endeavour.

Preview — Alchemy by E. Volevo alchemg misero saggio sull’Alchimia non un libro da amare!