Monday, December 27, 2010


I was researching for a new post on a person, Henry Armstrong, who was important in the history of the teaching of chemistry. I learned about him in a book I read, The Chemical Tree, which was a history of chemistry and featured a special section on the history of teaching chemistry. I went looking for the curriculum he used and got pointed to a book of his on Google Books. Then I discovered I could just read the whole thing on Google Books. I think I knew this in the back of my head, back from when Google first started scanning everything into their servers, but I never realized how awesome a force they had created. I'll be reading a lot of things in the next few days.

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