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A Well-Ordered Thing

Michael D. Gordin


Dmitrii Mendeleev (1834–1907) is a name we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements. Generally, little else has been known about him. This book is an authoritative biography of Mendeleev that draws a multifaceted portrait of his life for the first time. As the book reveals, Mendeleev was not only a luminary in the history of science, he was also an astonishingly wide-ranging political and cultural figure. From his attack on Spiritualism to his failed voyage to the Arctic and his near-mythical hot-air balloon trip, this is the story of an extraordinary maveri ... More

Keywords: Dmitrii Mendeleev, periodic table, history of science, maverick

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691172385
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691172385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael D. Gordin, author
Princeton University