Robert Robinson: Chemist Extraordinary (Hardback)
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Robert Robinson: Chemist Extraordinary (Hardback)

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Hardback 222 Pages / Published: 05/04/1990
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Sir Robert Robinson was among the last of the great organic chemists in the classical tradition, achieving brilliant results with extremely simple apparatus. In this area he may be compared with Ernest Rutherford and his colleagues at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, who revolutionized atomic physics with equipment based on `string and sealing wax'. This biography examines Robinson's long and distinguished career, from his academic achievements to his work in the chemical industry, and illustrates his complex personality.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198581802
Number of pages: 222
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 223 x 144 x 18 mm


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`This account is specially valuable for the insights offered into many institutions with which its subject was connected.' `The world of Sir Robert Robinson was a fascinating place, and it is a great merit of Williams's book that the author allows us to see his subject in a setting that is illuminated with care and sympathy.' Times Higher Education Supplement
'The book deals neatly with a factual account of Robinson's life ... Williams deals with the years immediately preceding his death in a sensitive and restrained way. This is a 'scientific biography' in that, after reading it, I felt I had learnt more about Robinson the chemist than Robinson the man.' A.R. Butler, Chemistry in Britain

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