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Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900–1939

New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets and Companies

Part of the book series: Chemists and Chemistry (CACH, volume 16)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. A New Technology for the 20th Century

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. State Intervention and Industrial Autarky

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 273-273

About this book

The editors wish to thank the European Science Foundation for its support of the programme on the Evolution of Chemistry in Europe, 1789-1939, as well as for sponsoring the publication of this volume. Through the subdivision of this initiative that deals specifically with chemical industry it has been possible for historians of science, technology, business and economics to share often widely differing viewpoints and develop consensus across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. The contents of this volume are based on the third of three workshops that have considered the emergence of the modern European chemical industry prior to 1939, the first held in Liege (1994), the second in Maastricht (1995), and the third in Strasbourg (1996). All contributors and participants are thanked for their participation in often lively and informative debates. The generous hospitality of the European Science Foundation and its staff in Strasbourg is gratefully acknowledged. Introduction Emerging chemical knowledge and the development of chemical industry, and particularly the interaction between them, offer rich fields of study for the historian. This is reflected in the contents of the three workshops dealing with the emergence of chemical industry held under the aegis of the European Science Foundation's Evolution of Chemistry in Europe, 1789-1939, programme. The first workshop focused mainly on science for industry, 1789- 1850, and the second on the two-way traffic between science and industry, 1850-1914. The third workshop, dealing with the period 1900-1939, covers similar issues, but within different, and wider, contexts.

Keywords

  • chemical engineering
  • chemistry
  • industrial chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • polymer
  • pressure
  • scaling

Reviews

`Overall, this is a very stimulating book that presents us important results of research by historians of science and technology and economic historians on the European chemical industry in the first half of the 20th century.'
HYLE- International Journal of Philosophy of Chemistry, 7:1(2001)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sidney M. Edelstein Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

    Anthony S. Travis

  • University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

    Harm G. Schröter

  • Rijksuniversiteit Limburg, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Ernst Homburg

  • Science Museum, London, UK

    Peter J. T. Morris

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Determinants in the Evolution of the European Chemical Industry, 1900–1939

  • Book Subtitle: New Technologies, Political Frameworks, Markets and Companies

  • Editors: Anthony S. Travis, Harm G. Schröter, Ernst Homburg, Peter J. T. Morris

  • Series Title: Chemists and Chemistry

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1233-0

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7923-4890-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-481-4972-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-017-1233-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 396

  • Topics: Chemistry, History of Economic Thought and Methodology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Chemical Manufacturing, Pharma

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eBook USD 219.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-017-1233-0
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Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)