By Isaac Asimov
From using metals by means of prehistoric guy to the alchemical experiments of medieval and renaissance guy to the advanced chemical talents of up to date guy, Asimov lines the advance of this construction block of our technological global.
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A Short History of Chemistry by Isaac Asimov