Books  General Natural History  History of Science 

Animal Chemistry: Or, Organic Chemistry in its Applications to Physiology and Pathology

Coming Soon

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology

By: Justus Liebig(Author), William Gregory(Translated by)

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2014 | #221103 | ISBN-13: 9781108080071
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€28 approx

About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

At the age of thirteen, chemistry enthusiast Justus von Liebig (1803–73) witnessed the devastation caused by a summer of crop failure. Three decades later, Liebig had become a leading German chemist based at the University of Giessen and had made significant contributions to agriculture and medicine in addition to his pioneering work in organic chemistry. This 1842 study in animal metabolism includes detailed analysis of the chemical transformation undergone in healthy and diseased organisms. Although Liebig considers that chemical analysis alone is not sufficient to explain physiological processes driven by 'vital forces', he argues that it offers quantitative research methods that are superior to mere observation. Several of his works, including this one, were translated into English by his colleague, Scottish chemist William Gregory (1803–58). Liebig's laboratory-based teaching methods quickly gained popularity among British researchers and contributed to the founding of the Royal College of Chemistry in 1845.



1. Vital force, vis vitae, or vitality
2. The metamorphosis of tissues
3. The phenomena of motion in the animal organism


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Alfred Russel Wallace

NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

Who Found Our Ferns?

NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€22 approx

Explorers' Botanical Notebook

NHBS Price: £24.99 $32/€28 approx

How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)

NHBS Price: £19.50 $25/€22 approx

Charles Darwin's Life with Birds

NHBS Price: £45.99 $58/€52 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194