Familiar Letters on Chemistry

Justus von LIEBIG (1803 - 1873), translated by John GARDNER (1804 - 1880)

Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry and is known for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient. These letters “were written for the especial purpose of exciting the attention of governments, and an enlightened public, to the necessity of establishing Schools of Chemistry, and of promoting by every means, the study of a science so intimately connected with the arts, pursuits, and social well-being of modern civilised nations.” (Summary by Wikipedia and J.M. Smallheer)

Genre(s): Chemistry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface/TOC J. M. Smallheer
00:07:38
Play 01 Letter I - The Subject Proposed ML Cohen
00:13:40
Play 02 Letter II - Changes of Form which every kind of Matter undergoes. ML Cohen
00:13:39
Play 03 Letter III - The Manufacture of Soda from Culinary Salt... Peter Yearsley
00:17:26
Play 04 Letter IV - Connection of Theory with Practice Peter Yearsley
00:17:44
Play 05 Letter V - ISOMERISM Peter Yearsley
00:13:46
Play 06 Letter VI - ALLIANCE OF CHEMISTRY WITH PHYSIOLOGY J. M. Smallheer
00:10:35
Play 07 Letter VII - ANIMAL HEAT, its laws and influence on the Animal Functions Gary Gilberd
00:20:24
Play 08 Letter VIII - ALIMENTS J. M. Smallheer
00:15:44
Play 09 Letter IX - Growth of Animals ML Cohen
00:12:29
Play 10 Letter X - Application of the preceding facts to Man ML Cohen
00:10:51
Play 11 Letter XI - CIRCULATION OF MATTER IN THE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE KINGDOMS Larysa Jaworski
00:16:21
Play 12 Letter XII - SCIENCE AND ART OF AGRICULTURE. NECESSITY OF CHEMISTRY. Larysa Jaworski
00:10:32
Play 13 Letter XIII - ILLUSTRATION OF THE NECESSITY OF CHEMISTRY TO ADVANCE AND PERFECT AGRICULTURE Larysa Jaworski
00:12:42
Play 14 Letter XIV - NATURE AND EFFECTS OF MANURES Esther
00:15:28
Play 15 Letter XV - SOURCE OF THE CARBON AND NITROGEN OF PLANTS Gary Gilberd
00:33:17
Play 16 Letter XVI - RESULTS OF THE AUTHOR'S LATEST INQUIRIES Peter Yearsley
00:10:12