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[*] posted on 3-4-2004 at 19:45
Books to scan.. please choose up to 5.


Hello everyone,

As I mentioned to Eliteforum in the FTP thread, I have a number of books availible that I am willing to scan and add to the FTP in exchange for access. I will, at this time, scan up to five of them. Whichever five get the most requests within a week or two, will be the ones scanned. How does that sound? (Just a note, due to the sheer number of pages involved in the cases of the French and Dutch chemistry journals, if these get a high vote, they shall count as the full five, either-or, unless a small installment of either is chosen)

Here is a list of some of the titles that I have availible, in no particular order:

Industrial Crystalization, A.W. Bamforth
German-English Dictionary for Chemists, Patterson
Chemical Plant Design with Reinforced Plastics, Mallinson
Reinhold Plastics Applications Series: Polyurethanes, Dombrow
Household Discoveries, Sidney Morse
The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments, Robert Brent
A Thousand and One Formulas, Sidney Gernsback
Unit Processes in Organic Synthesis, Groggins
The Chemistry of Organic Compounds, Conant
General Chemistry, Pauling
Amateur Craftsman's Cyclopedia of Things to Make
De Re Metallica, Georgius Agricola
Kolloid-Chemie, Alfred Kuhn (German)
General Chemistry, Horace Deming
Chemistry of Materials, Leighou
Mineralogy, Kraus and Hunt
Chemical Technology of Petroleum, Gruse and Stevens
Catalyst Handbook 2nd Edition, Twigg
Second Year College Chemistry, Chapin
Lehrbuch der Chemischen Technologie, Ost-Rassow (German)
Industrial Chemistry 5th Edition, Riegel
Hydrogenation of Oils/Catalysis/Generation of Hydrogen & Oxygen, Ellis
Landholt-Bornstein Physikalisch-Chemische Tabellen (German)
Hydrogenation of Organic Substances, Ellis
Destillier und Rektifiziertechnik, Emil Kirschbaum (German)
Organische Chemie, Rudolf Pummerer (German)
Handbook of Chemistry & Physics 16th Edition, Hodgman & Lange
Grudriss der Allgemein Chemie, Ostwald (German)
Nonmetallic Minerals: Occurance Preparation Utilization, Ladoo
Chemical Machinery, Riegel
Chemisch-technische Arbeitsgange und Apparaturen, Matthias (German)
Qualitative Analyse, Blitz (German)
Die Industrielle Chemie in ihrer Bedeutung in Weltbild, Schmidt (German)
Industrial Electrochemistry, Mantell
Nostrand's International Encyclopedia of Chemical Science
Kurzes Lehrbuch der Organischen Chemie, Bernthsen (German)
Experimental Physical Chemistry, Daniels Mathews & Williams
Lehrbuch der Anorganischen Chemie Band I & II (German)
Mineral Raw Materials, U.S. Bureau of Mines
Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry, Getman & Daniels
Richter-Anschutz Chemie der Kohlen-Stoffverbindungen, Band I, II, III (German)
Chemisch Weeklab -- various issues from early 1900's (Dutch)
Bulletein de la Société Chimique de Paris (French) 1901 (I), 1902 (II), 1904 (II), 1907 (I & II), 1909 (II), 1911 memoires
Procedures in Experimental Physics, Strong


Hope you all find something interesting & agreeable here.
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[*] posted on 3-4-2004 at 20:27
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German-English Dictionary for Chemists, Patterson
General Chemistry, Pauling
Amateur Craftsman's Cyclopedia of Things to Make



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[*] posted on 3-4-2004 at 21:16


- General Chemistry, Pauling
- Amateur Craftsman's Cyclopedia of Things to Make
- Industrial Electrochemistry, Mantell
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[*] posted on 3-4-2004 at 22:08


thanks Hermes.

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[*] posted on 4-4-2004 at 03:42
Linus Pauling


My personal vote is against General Chemistry by Linus Pauling, simply because I have this book and can scan it as well. You have many other books I do not have, and I would prefer you to scan those.

Just my 2c.
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[*] posted on 4-4-2004 at 08:34


Chemical Plant Design with Reinforced Plastics, Mallinson
Amateur Craftsman's Cyclopedia of Things to Make
Nostrand's International Encyclopedia of Chemical Science
Chemisch-technische Arbeitsgange und Apparaturen, Matthias (German)
Destillier und Rektifiziertechnik, Emil Kirschbaum (German)

thats hard.
real hard.....




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[*] posted on 4-4-2004 at 12:21
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My personal vote is against General Chemistry by Linus Pauling, simply because I have this book and can scan it as well. You have many other books I do not have, and I would prefer you to scan those.Just my 2c.


If Turel were to turn a possibility into a reality, I am with Orgi, that Nostrand's International Encyclopedia of Chemical Science would be an important addition.

Saerny's choice of Industrial Electrochemistry, Mantell is a wise choice considering the popularity of technochemistry on this forum.


and as an significant afterthought...Chemical Machinery, Riegel sounds like a wonderful read.

Also, because so many groundbreaking works were written in German, and only some of our members speak german, a technical German/English dictionary is important.

However, perhaps an already available internet resource might bridge the gap.

Also, there is one complicating factor to our choices.

It is most likely that our wish list is based solely upon the picture in mind's eye of what those books contain. And often the title of the book and the reality of the things do not mesh.

So, If you have read the books, and I assume you have, being that you possess them. Perhaps you should be the one to decide what books would be of greatest benefit and widest appeal to the noble assemblage of rank amateur chemists?

In short, you are the one, the final arbiter. It is your time that will be spent, spend it in such a way as to provide the greatest benefit for our motley community. And your success will be judged by the advancement of our arts and artifices and the projects posted.

In any case, the summer is coming. I suspect the current stagnation, with the notable exception of the busy hum of activity in ice-locked Sweden, will soon give way to a rapid and astounding flurry of activity.

In light of that, please weight your selections towards the area of the readily practicible.

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[*] posted on 5-4-2004 at 03:58


My vote goes for "The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments, Robert Brent"

It must be interesting.
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[*] posted on 5-4-2004 at 05:41


Hermes: Unfortunatly, I have not read through all of these books thoroughly. I tend to use them mainly for inspiration by randomly opening them up and flipping around, and for reference when I'm curious about something.

I can, however, attempt to give more detail about some of these books, and perhaps point out the ones that may be of more interest here than others. But bear in mind, that I do not know all of you, and can hardly judge what would be useful for the goals that you have in mind.

Most of the books are early 1900's, up to 1940's or so.

Cyclopedia of things to make: I realised this morning that there is not a great deal in here that pertains to chemistry, in fact, only a few projects that would be found useful here. Instead of voting on this one, I'll simply go ahead and scan those articles that might be of use.

A recomendation: Experimental Physical Chemistry may be a good choice. It covers examples of a wide range of procedues and experiments from 1917. From simple gas-density to photochemistry. It also details many types of apparatus in the second section. The third section has information on some misc. prodcedures, including a small section on glasswork.

I should also point out that the Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments is a children's book, although it would make a good beginner's book for those lacking an idea of where to begin. I picked it up awhile back when I saw it, since I recalled reading that it was the book that inspired the famous 'radioactive boyscout'.

I'll make more notes on some of the books later tonight or tomorrow.
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[*] posted on 5-4-2004 at 12:42


a_bab: I have the Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments, and though it is a great introduction to chemistry at home (meant for kids), it is also very short. It is like a child's storybook with large, illustrated pages.



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[*] posted on 6-4-2004 at 03:53


Oh, in this case sorry. Infantile chemistry, eh ?

"Experimental Physical Chemistry" is my next vote.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2004 at 14:40


Pardon the delay, things have been rather hectic.

Rather than comment on each book, here's what I've come up with from going over them more closely, and from suggestions so far, that may prove to give the best overall addition to the FTP. If you disagree, let me know. I'll begin scanning as soon as my workload lightens up a bit.

Experimental Physical Chemistry (as I outlined above)

Industrial Electrochemistry

Chemical Machinery (While not directly useful, the machines depicted herein may be very useful as inspiration for homemade versions and substitutes)

A Thousand and One Formulas --This is a collection of various forumlas and ideas, some useful, some simply play things, and plenty of things for anyone desiring to play with some flashy experiments.

Nostrands Encyclopedia of Chemical Science -- while a little dated, it ought to prove a nice general reference.

Hopefully that covers a wide enough range to suit as many people as possible.
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[*] posted on 12-4-2004 at 15:30


A Thousand and One Formulas, Sidney Gernsback
General Chemistry, Pauling
General Chemistry, Horace Deming
Industrial Electrochemistry
Unit Processes in Organic Synthesis, Groggins
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smile.gif posted on 12-4-2004 at 20:21
my vots:


German-English Dictionary for Chemists, Patterson
Catalyst Handbook 2nd Edition, Twigg
Industrial Electrochemistry, Mantell
Chemical Machinery, Riegel
A Thousand and One Formulas

I've been dithering about voting these:
Mineral Raw Materials, U.S. Bureau of Mines
Nonmetallic Minerals: Occurance Preparation Utilization, Ladoo




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