Styles of Experimentation and Alchemical Matter Theory in the Scientific Revolution

  title={Styles of Experimentation and Alchemical Matter Theory in the Scientific Revolution},
  author={Ursula Klein},
  • U. Klein
  • Published 4 May 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Metascience
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