History of Industrial Gases

Authors: Almqvist, Ebbe

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Starting at the dawn of science, History of Industrial Gases traces the development of gas theory from its Aristotelian roots to its modern achievements as a global industry. Dr. Almqvist explores how environmental protection, geographical areas, and the drive for higher purity and efficiency affected development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and how they will influence the future of this rapidly expanding industry. The roles of major contributing companies are also discussed to provide an informative and thought-provoking treatise valuable to anyone who studies or works in this fascinating field.

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"This 450-page pastiche of well-researched and well-documented vignettes, anecdotes, thumbnail sketches, and priceless illustrations and drawings is, as advertised, a marvelous excursion into the history of industrial gases. Embedded between the end papers of what might at first seem only to interest a precious few specialists are the essence of stories on hydrogen, including lighter-than-air craft and ballooning; dry ice and refrigeration; acetylene and illumination; gaslight and limelight; noble gases and the quest for absolute zero; industrial helium, superconductivity, and superfluidity; cutting and welding; rocket fuels, buzz bombs, and space travel; cryogenics, cyngas, and LPG. On and on. An impressive scientific and engineering retrospective... References are properly annotated, accurately displayed, and well represented; illustrations are appropriate and often original; the engineering drawings are more than window dressing. Empedocles and Paracelsus would be pleased... Put this in your library. It's a gas! Summing up: Essential."
(L.W. Fine, Columbia University in Choice, December 2003)
"Almqvist's book is a tour de force, which gives insight, not only into the historical development of the gas production industries, but also in new technologies, such as gas welding and cutting, rocket propulsion, biological and medical applications. In addition the author lets us meet the scientists and entrepreneurs whose worl lies behind all this. A well researched book in the best tradition of the Newcomen Society."
(Jan Hault)

 

 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • History of Gases

    Almqvist, Ebbe

    Pages 1-6

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  • From Aristotle to the Birth of Modern Chemistry

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    Pages 7-45

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  • Industrial Gases

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    Pages 47-135

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  • The Development of Industrial Gas Technology

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    Pages 137-185

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  • Development of the Industrial Gas Business

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    Pages 187-302

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Hardcover 207,99 €
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Softcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History of Industrial Gases
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0197-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0197-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47277-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4962-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 472
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