Review: The Cradle of Chemistry

Sep 9, 2016 | Blog, Publications

My review of Robert Anderson’s The Cradle of Chemistry: The Early Years of Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2015) just appeared in the September issue of the flagship of the history of science profession Isis, volume 107 (2016), 634–635.

“The volume in its entirety makes for excellent reading. The section on the material legacy is a welcome addition and will, I hope, stimulate further research. Together with Anderson’s introduction and Chang’s lucid afterword, Cradle of Chemistry offers a coherent and insightful account of the early years of chemistry at the University of Edinburgh.”

In other words: it has some great chapters, so go read it!