The Enlightenment of Matter
The Definition of Chemistry from Agricola to Lavoisier

Marco Beretta

1993, xvi+396pp, Illus., ISBN 0-88135-152-0, L/C 93-8797, $49.95

The Enlightenment of Matter


“…Beretta’s book touches on many features of chemistry before 1800, and is a stimulating addition to the literature.” David Knight, Nature

“…what a relief to read a book that is really about science instead of about all sorts of ulterior sociological, political, and rhetorical considerations imputed to it.” Charles C. Gillispie

“…Specialists will find the author’s insightful use of both scholarly literature and original sources thought provoking.” E.R. Webster, CHOICE

“…Beretta’s book represents not only an admirable discussion of the topic announced in the title, but also a major contribution to the Lavoisier literature.” Alan Rocke, Centaurus

Also of Interest

Lavoisier & Laplace, 
Memoir on Heat-1783

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Henry Guerlac
Facsimile and translation
1982, ISBN 0-88135-195-8, $19.95

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent & Ferdinando Abbri, editors, 
Lavoisier in European Context

Negotiating a New Language for Chemistry
1995, ISBN 0-88135-189-X, $45.95

Marco Beretta 
Imaging a Career in Science

The Iconography of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
2001, ISBN 0-88135-294-2