Translating textbooks: Russian, German, and the language of chemistry.

@article{Gordin2012TranslatingTR,
  title={Translating textbooks: Russian, German, and the language of chemistry.},
  author={Michael D. Gordin},
  journal={Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences},
  year={2012},
  volume={103 1},
  pages={88-98}
}
Using the cases of three Russian chemistry textbooks from the 1860s--authored by Freidrich Beilstein, A. M. Butlerov, and D. I. Mendeleev--this essay analyzes their contemporary translation into German and the implications of their divergent histories for scholars' understanding of the processes of credit accrual and the choices of languages of science.