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John Dalton

Chemist, Physicist (6-Sep-1766 — 27-Jul-1844)


Frank Greenaway. John Dalton and the Atom. Cornell University Press. 1966. 244pp.

William Charles Henry. Memoirs of the Life and Scientific Researches of John Dalton. London: The Cavendish Society. 1854. 249pp.

Henry Lonsdale. The Worthies of Cumberland: John Dalton. London: George Routledge and Sons. 1874. 320pp.

J. P. Millington. John Dalton. London: J. M. Dent & Co.. 1906. 225pp.

Elizabeth Chambers Patterson. John Dalton and the Atomic Theory: The Biography of a Natural Philosopher. Doubleday. 1970. 348pp.

Henry E. Roscoe. John Dalton and the Rise of Modern Chemistry. New York and London: Macmillan. 1895. 216pp.

Henry E. Roscoe; Arthur Harden. A New View of the Origin of Dalton's Atomic Theory: A Contribution to Chemical History, Together with Letters and Documents Concerning the Life and Labours of John Dalton, Now for the First Time Published from Manuscript in the Possession of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester. London and New York: Macmillan. 1896. 191pp.

Robert Angus Smith. Memoir of John Dalton: And History of the Atomic Theory up to His Time. Manchester: Bailliere. 1856.

Albert Leslie Smyth. John Dalton, 1766-1844: A Bibliography of Works By and About Him. Manchester University Press. 1966. 114pp.

Arnold Thackray. John Dalton: Critical Assessments of His Life and Science. Harvard University Press. 1972. 190pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.380)

  6. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.165)

  7. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.133)

  8. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.161)

  9. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.133)

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

  11. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.108)

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