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Early Railway Chemistry and Its Legacy


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1. A unique book covering the crucial role that chemistry has played in the growth and development of railways in Britain 2. Will appeal not only to chemists and to railway enthusiasts, but also to engineers and historians of science and technology 3. Describes the vital relationship between chemistry and the railway industry - all very recently discovered using rare illustrations and vast amounts of previously unpublished material

Table of Contents

Railways without Chemists?; Rocket and its Hidden Chemistry; Chemistry, A New Force in Society and Railway Development; Testing the Waters: The Early Railways and their first Chemical Consultants; More Work for the Chemical Consultants; A New Breed of Railwayman: The Railway Chemist; The railway chemists as materials testers; Research on Railway Issues; The Railway Chemists in Collaboration; The Enduring Legacy of the Railway Chemists

About the Author

Colin A Russell is Emeritus Professor at the Open University. John A Hudson, now retired, was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and is author of one book and numerous articles on the history of chemistry.

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