A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Revised Edition

A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Revised Edition❴PDF❵ ✪ A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Revised Edition Author Michael D. Gordin – Heartforum.co.uk Dmitrii Mendeleev is a name we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements Generally, little else has been known about him A Well Ordered Thing is an authoritative b Dmitrii Mendeleev is a name Thing: Dmitrii PDF È we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements Generally, little else has been known about him A Well Ordered Thing is an authoritative biography of Mendeleev that draws a multifaceted portrait of his life for the first time As Michael Gordin reveals, Mendeleev was not only a luminary in the history of science, he was also an astonishingly wide ranging political and cultural figure From his attack on Spiritualism to his failed voyage to the Arctic and his near A Well-Ordered MOBI :Ä mythical hot air balloon trip, this is the story of an extraordinary maverick The ideals that shaped his work outside science also led Mendeleev to order the elements and, eventually, to engineer one of the most fascinating scientific developments of the nineteenth centuryA Well Ordered Thing is a classic work that tells the story of one of the world s most important minds.

Michael Gordin is Rosengarten Professor Thing: Dmitrii PDF È of Modern and Contemporary History at Princeton University, where he specializes in the history of modern science In he served as the inaugural director of the Fung Global Fellows Program He came to Princeton in after earning his AB and his PhD from Harvard University, and serving a term at the Harvard Society of Fellows In he was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and was named a Guggenheim Fellow He has published on the history of A Well-Ordered MOBI :Ä science, Russian history, and the history of nuclear weapons.

A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of
  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Revised Edition
  • Michael D. Gordin
  • English
  • 24 December 2019
  • 0691172382

10 thoughts on “A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Revised Edition

  1. David R. says:

    A much different take on the eminent Russian chemist Other works largely focus on Mendeleev s creation of the periodic table of elements Gordin took that as his launching point, observing Mendeleev s subsequent career We see a man obsessed with being recognized as the Russian Isaac Newton, and falling far short of a man determined to plant his own stamp on science, politics, and culture, and mostly failing and of a Russian caught between his admiration for the imperial state and limited a A much different take on the eminent Russian chemist Other works largely focus on Mendeleev s creation of the periodic table of elements Gordin took that as his launching point, observing Mendeleev s subsequent career We see a man obsessed with being recognized as the Russian Isaac Newton, and falling far short of a man determined to plant his own stamp on science, politics, and culture, and mostly failing and of a Russian caught between his admiration for the imperial state and limited academic centered reforms Ironically, despite the ultimate deterioration of his status by the end of his life, he gained new life as the icon of Soviet science and is remembered, much like Newton, for his earliest breakthroughs

  2. Alan Earhart says:

    If you want one book that covers the history of the periodic system of elements then this is probably not a good choice I see why this would appear to be an obvious choice because it s about Mendeleev, but the periodic system covers manypeople than just Mendeleev.While people know him as the father of the periodic system, his life covered farthan that If you like reading biographies of scientists or if you want to learn about the periodic system and its history not just Mendeleev If you want one book that covers the history of the periodic system of elements then this is probably not a good choice I see why this would appear to be an obvious choice because it s about Mendeleev, but the periodic system covers manypeople than just Mendeleev.While people know him as the father of the periodic system, his life covered farthan that If you like reading biographies of scientists or if you want to learn about the periodic system and its history not just Mendeleev s contribution , then this is a good choice

  3. Jaap Hoogenboezem says:

    I was mostly interested in how the Periodic Table was created but there is actually not much about that in the book The Periodic Table business is finished in chapter 3 and I actually did not get much insight in how Mendeleev created it and what the state of affairs was before he started working on it There is much on Russian history in the book, but that was not what I was interested in.

  4. Chik67 says:

    I do understand this is mainly an academic essay I think I would have liked here and there at least a subtle indication of the fact that at a certain moment in time and space Mendeleev was alive but I learned a lot

  5. Catherine says:

    I was unable to finish this book I found it repetitive and shallow It gave me no insight into the man.

  6. Lauren says:

    An interesting history of Russian and science around the time of Mendeleev, who, for those who don t know, was the first to organize the periodic table.

  7. Brenda Stahl says:

    The most interesting facet of the periodic table This man was misunderstood and had too many adventuress.

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