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Robert Boyle

Chemist (25-Jan-1627 — 30-Dec-1691)


Peter R. Anstey. The Philosophy of Robert Boyle. Routledge. 2000. 231pp.

Mitchell Salem Fisher. Robert Boyle, Devout Naturalist: A Study in Science and Religion in the Seventeenth Century. Oshiver Studio Press. 1945. 184pp.

John Farquhar Fulton. A Bibliography of the Honourable Robert Boyle: Fellow of the Royal Society. Clarendon Press. 1961. 217pp.

Reijer Hooykaas. Robert Boyle: A Study in Science and Christian Belief. University Press of America. 1997. 131pp.

Michael Hunter. Robert Boyle Reconsidered. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 252pp.

Michael Hunter. Robert Boyle, 1627-91: Scrupulosity and Science. Boydell Press. 2000. 293pp.

James Randall Jacob. Robert Boyle and the English Revolution: A Study in Social and Intellectual Change. Burt Franklin. 1977. 240pp.

Barbara Beigun Kaplan. Divulging of Useful Truths in Physick: The Medical Agenda of Robert Boyle. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1993. 216pp.

Robert E. W. Maddison. The Life of the Honourable Robert Boyle. London: Taylor & Francis. 1969. 332pp.

Flora Masson. Robert Boyle: A Biography. Constable & Company. 1914. 323pp.

Louis Trenchard More. The Life and Works of the Honourable Robert Boyle. Oxford University Press. 1944. 313pp.

William R. Newman; Lawrence M. Principe. Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry. University of Chicago Press. 2002. 344pp.

Roger Pilkington. Robert Boyle: Father of Chemistry. J. Murray. 1959. 179pp.

Elizabeth Potter. Gender and Boyle's Law of Gases. Indiana University Press. 2001. 210pp.

Lawrence M. Principe. The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest. Princeton University Press. 2000. 340pp.

Rose-Mary Sargent. The Diffident Naturalist: Robert Boyle and the Philosophy of Experiment. University of Chicago Press. 1995. 355pp.

Harry Sootin. Robert Boyle: Founder of Modern Chemistry. New York: Franklin Watts. 1962. 133pp.

Jan W. Wojcik. Robert Boyle and the Limits of Reason. Cambridge University Press. 2001. 264pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.193)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.44)

  7. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.95)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.67)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.90)

  10. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.67)

  11. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.70)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.136)

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