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Sir James Dewar, 1842-1923

A Ruthless Chemist

Sir James Dewar, 1842-1923( )
Author: Rowlinson, J. S.
Series title:Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945 Ser.
ISBN:978-1-315-60921-8
Publication Date:Mar 2016
Publisher:Routledge
Book Format:Digital (delivered electronically)
List Price:USD $53.95
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Sir James Dewar was a major figure in British chemistry for around 40 years. He held the posts of Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy at Cambridge (1875-1923) and Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution (1877-1923) and is remembered principally for his efforts to liquefy hydrogen successfully in the field that would come to be known as cryogenics. His experiments in this field led him to develop the vacuum flask, now more commonly known as the thermos, and in...
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Pages:254



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