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Glass of the Alchemists

Author : Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk,Corning Museum of Glass
Publisher : Hudson Hills Press
Page : 356 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2008-01-01
Category : Alchemy
ISBN : 0872901696

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Glass of the Alchemists by Dedo von Kerssenbrock-Krosigk,Corning Museum of Glass Pdf

The Alchemy of Glass

Author : Marco Beretta
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Glass blowing and working
ISBN : 0881353507

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The Alchemy of Glass by Marco Beretta Pdf

"The present study illustrates how glass played an important role in ancient technical and alchemical literature, and how the chemical operations devised to improve glass making inspired by alchemists to better define the theoretical boundaries of their discipline and, more specifically, the concept of transmutation."--Book jacket.

Alchemy & Herbalists

Author : Bastion Press,Steven Schend
Publisher : Bastion Press, Inc.
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2002-03
Category : Games & Activities
ISBN : 0971439249

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Alchemy & Herbalists by Bastion Press,Steven Schend Pdf


Author : Heiden & Engle,Paul Engle,Antonio Neri
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 394 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2014-12-21
Category : Glass manufacture
ISBN : 0974352950

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Conciatore by Heiden & Engle,Paul Engle,Antonio Neri Pdf

The Alchemist Cocktail Book

Author : The Alchemist
Publisher : Random House
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 49,5 Mb
Release : 2021-05-06
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781473583504

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The Alchemist Cocktail Book by The Alchemist Pdf

100 spell-binding, crowd-pleasing cocktails. Work some magic at home with these original cocktail recipes from everyone's favourite experimental bar, The Alchemist. Elevate your mixology skills and bring some creativity to your bar cart with unique and show-stopping tipple time recipes, from their iconic Caramelised Rum Punch and Smokey Old Fashioned, to new takes on the cocktail classics. With chapters from Chemistry & Theatre, Twisted Classics and New Wave to Classics and Low & No Alcohol, The Alchemist Cocktail Book truly has something for everyone, from mixing novices to experienced bartenders. Bring some dramatic flair to your cocktail hour, with recipes including: Lavender Daiquiri Paloma Rhubarb and Custard Sour Bananagroni Maple Manhattan Cola Bottle Libre Grapefruit and Apricot Martini

The First Alchemists

Author : Tobias Churton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 395 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2023-11-07
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN : 9781644116845

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The First Alchemists by Tobias Churton Pdf

Explores the origins and practices of early alchemy • Examines the oldest surviving alchemical texts, the original purpose of the “Royal Art,” and the first alchemists, showing how women dominated early alchemy • Looks at the historical setting for the first alchemists, with detailed accounts of their apparatus, recipes, chemical processes, and the ingredients they used • Reveals how changing the color of materials was more important in early alchemy than transmuting base metals into gold Investigating the origins of alchemy and the legend of the Philosopher’s Stone, Tobias Churton explores the oldest surviving alchemical texts, the original purpose of the “Royal Art,” and the first alchemists themselves. He reveals the theories and philosophies behind the art and how early apparatus and methods were employed by alchemists through the ages. Showing how women dominated early alchemy, Churton looks at the first known alchemist, the Jewess Maria the Prophetess, inventor of the bain marie, still in use worldwide today. He also looks at early alchemist Cleopatra (not the well-known Egyptian queen) and 3rd–4th century Egyptian female artisan Theosebeia, who had a guild of adepts working under her. He examines in depth the work of Zosimos of Panopolis and shows how Zosimos’s historic work inspired the medieval view of alchemy as an initiatory path whose stages follow the transmutation of base metals into gold. Exploring the latest research on early practices in Upper Egypt, the author discusses the political and industrial realities facing the first alchemists. He examines the late antique “Stockholm” and “Leiden” papyri, which offer detailed knowledge of the first known Greco-Egyptian chemical recipes for gold and silver dyes for metal and stone, and purple dyes for wool. He emphasizes how changing color in early alchemy was misinterpreted to imply transmutation of one metal into another. He reveals how the alchemical secrets for working with the “living statues” of the Egyptian temples was jealously guarded by the priesthood and how secrecy helped to reinforce beliefs that alchemical knowledge came from forbidden, celestial sources. He also investigates the mysterious relation between alchemy, spiritual gnosis, Hermeticism, and the Book of Enoch. Revealing the hidden legacy of the early alchemists, Churton shows how their secret workings provided a transmission line for ancient heretical doctrines to survive into the Renaissance and beyond.

The Business of Alchemy

Author : Pamela H. Smith
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Page : 337 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2016-09-20
Category : History
ISBN : 9781400883578

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The Business of Alchemy by Pamela H. Smith Pdf

In The Business of Alchemy, Pamela Smith explores the relationships among alchemy, the court, and commerce in order to illuminate the cultural history of the Holy Roman Empire in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In showing how an overriding concern with religious salvation was transformed into a concentration on material increase and economic policies, Smith depicts the rise of modern science and early capitalism. In pursuing this narrative, she focuses on that ideal prey of the cultural historian, an intellectual of the second rank whose career and ideas typify those of a generation. Smith follows the career of Johann Joachim Becher (1635-1682) from university to court, his projects from New World colonies to an old-world Pansophic Panopticon, and his ideas from alchemy to economics. Teasing out the many meanings of alchemy for Becher and his contemporaries, she argues that it provided Becher with not only a direct key to power over nature but also a language by which he could convince his princely patrons that their power too must rest on liquid wealth. Agrarian society regarded merchants with suspicion as the nonproductive exploiters of others' labor; however, territorial princes turned to commerce for revenue as the cost of maintaining the state increased. Placing Becher’s career in its social and intellectual context, Smith shows how he attempted to help his patrons assimilate commercial values into noble court culture and to understand the production of surplus capital as natural and legitimate. With emphasis on the practices of natural philosophy and extensive use of archival materials, Smith brings alive the moment of cultural transformation in which science and the modern state emerged.

Gold Nanoparticles For Physics, Chemistry And Biology (Second Edition)

Author : Louis Catherine,Pluchery Olivier
Publisher : World Scientific
Page : 680 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2017-06-02
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781786341266

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Gold Nanoparticles For Physics, Chemistry And Biology (Second Edition) by Louis Catherine,Pluchery Olivier Pdf

Gold Nanoparticles for Physics, Chemistry and Biology offers an overview of recent research into gold nanoparticles, covering their discovery, usage and contemporary practical applications. This Second Edition begins with a history of over 2000 years of the use of gold nanoparticles, with a review of the specific properties which make gold unique. Updated chapters include gold nanoparticle preparation methods, their plasmon resonance and thermo-optical properties, their catalytic properties and their future technological applications. New chapters have been included, and reveal the growing impact of plasmonics in research, with an introduction to quantum plasmonics, plasmon assisted catalysis and electro-photon conversion. The growing field of nanoparticles for health is also addressed with a study of gold nanoparticles as radiosensibiliser for radiotherapy, and of gold nanoparticle functionalisation. This new edition also considers the relevance of bimetallic nanoparticles for specific applications. World-class scientists provide the most up-to-date findings for an introduction to gold nanoparticles within the related areas of chemistry, biology, material science, optics and physics. It is perfectly suited to advanced level students and researchers looking to enhance their knowledge in the study of gold nanoparticles.

Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture Two Volume Set

Author : Pascal Richet
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 1568 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2021-02-05
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781118799390

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Encyclopedia of Glass Science, Technology, History, and Culture Two Volume Set by Pascal Richet Pdf

This Encyclopedia begins with an introduction summarizing itsscope and content. Glassmaking; Structure of Glass, GlassPhysics,Transport Properties, Chemistry of Glass, Glass and Light,Inorganic Glass Families, Organic Glasses, Glass and theEnvironment, Historical and Economical Aspect of Glassmaking,History of Glass, Glass and Art, and outlinepossible newdevelopments and uses as presented by the best known people in thefield (C.A. Angell, for example). Sections and chapters arearranged in a logical order to ensure overall consistency and avoiduseless repetitions. All sections are introduced by a briefintroduction and attractive illustration. Newly investigatedtopics will be addresses, with the goal of ensuring that thisEncyclopedia remains a reference work for years to come.

Making Marvels

Author : Wolfram Koeppe,Noam Andrews,Florian Thaddäus Bayer,Jens Ludwig Burk,Wolfram Dolz,Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie,Karsten Gaulke,Michael Korey,Lothar Lambacher,Peter Plassmeyer,Paulus Rainer,Antje Scherner,Konrad Schlegel,Pamela H. Smith,Dirk Syndram
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Page : 315 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2019-11-25
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781588396778

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Making Marvels by Wolfram Koeppe,Noam Andrews,Florian Thaddäus Bayer,Jens Ludwig Burk,Wolfram Dolz,Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie,Karsten Gaulke,Michael Korey,Lothar Lambacher,Peter Plassmeyer,Paulus Rainer,Antje Scherner,Konrad Schlegel,Pamela H. Smith,Dirk Syndram Pdf

Featuring more than 150 treasures from several of the world’s most prestigious collections, Making Marvels explores the vital intersection of art, technology, and political power at the courts of early modern Europe. It was there, from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, that a remarkable outpouring of creativity and learning gave rise to exquisite objects that were at once beautiful works of art and technological wonders. By amassing vast, glittering collections of these ingeniously crafted objects, princes flaunted their wealth and competed for mastery over the known world. More than mere status symbols, however, many of these marvels ushered in significant advancements that have had a lasting influence on astronomy, engineering, and even international politics. Incisive texts by leading scholars situate these works within the rich, complex symbolism of life at court, where science and splendor were pursued with equal vigor and together contributed to a culture of magnificence.

Alchemy and Alchemists

Author : C. J. S. Thompson
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2012-07-12
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780486167824

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Alchemy and Alchemists by C. J. S. Thompson Pdf

Well-researched study traces history of alchemy, chronicling search for philosopher's stone and elixir of life, alchemist's laboratory and apparatus, symbols and secret alphabets, famous practitioners, plus contributions to field of chemistry. 77 black-and-white illustrations, 31 plates.

Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644–1912

Author : Emily Byrne Curtis
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 125 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2019-11-27
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781000752793

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Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644–1912 by Emily Byrne Curtis Pdf

Chinese-Islamic studies have concentrated thus far on the arts of earlier periods with less attention paid to works from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). This book focuses on works of Chinese-Islamic art from the late seventeenth century to the present day and bring to the reader’s attention several new areas for consideration. The book examines glass wares which were probably made for a local Chinese-Muslim clientele, illustrating a fascinating mixture of traditional Chinese and Muslim craft traditions. While the inscriptions on them can be related directly to the mosque lamps of the Arab world, their form and style of decoration is characteristically that of Han Chinese. Several contemporary Chinese Muslim artists have succeeded in developing a unique fusion of calligraphic styles from both cultures. Other works examined include enamels, porcelains, and interior painted snuff bottles, with emphasis on either those with Arabic inscriptions, or on works by Chinese Muslim artists. The book includes a chapter written by Dr. Shelly Xue and an addendum written by Dr. Riccardo Joppert. This book will appeal to scholars working in art history, religious studies, Chinese studies, Chinese history, religious history, and material culture.

Animal Alchemy

Author : Mark Roland Langdale
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Page : 544 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2022-04-26
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781803130866

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Animal Alchemy by Mark Roland Langdale Pdf

Jag, short for Jaguar, was orphaned when her environmentalist parents died in the jungle saving animals’ lives. Although she was put into a care home, she ran away two years to live on the streets where she was adopted into a street gang who have now become her family. Danny, the trickster and street magician and Tiger, whose animal instincts run close to the surface, and a few others are all animal activists at heart. Although they go one night to an animal sanctuary in the country to tag the walls with graffiti, Jag gets caught in an enclosure. However, it ends up for the best as the keeper takes a shine to her and offers a part time job when she hears Jag’s affinity with the Jaguar spirit. With Jag working at the sanctuary, her gang start spending more time there to see the great Cat Man Do perform his animal magic – until one day when a tiger is let out its cage. And that is only the beginning as a villainous Cat Man begins to stalk the streets with two pet panthers out for blood, seemingly appearing and disappearing at will. With newspapers reporting maulings and deaths and Sergeant Dickins not sure what’s going on, the kids are intrigued by the reports. After witnessing an attack, the kids get sucked into this mysterious Cat Man’s idea of a theatrical villain performance – but even if they have animal instincts and spirits with them and even if the big cats are swaying to their side, should they run before they too turn prey?

The Alchemist

Author : Paulo Coelho
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2013
Category : Alchemists
ISBN : 0007492197

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Pdf

An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.

Chaucer the Alchemist

Author : Alexander N. Gabrovsky
Publisher : Springer
Page : 291 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2016-04-08
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781137523914

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Chaucer the Alchemist by Alexander N. Gabrovsky Pdf

The secrets of nature's alchemy captivated both the scientific and literary imagination of the Middle Ages. This book explores Chaucer's fascination with earth's mutability. Gabrovsky reveals that his poetry represents a major contribution to a medieval worldview centered on the philosophy of physics, astronomy, alchemy, and logic.