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Table of Contents List of Figures Acknowledgments Note to the Reader Preface Chapter 1: Introduction: Autocracy and Mr. Mendeleev Liberalism in the Name of Autocracy Making Sense of the Man Notes Chapter 2: Elements of the System: Building Periodicity and a Scientific Petersburg The Education of Dmitrii Mendeleev The Principles of Chemistry and the Periodic System System into Law: Making Periodicity Natural Clairvoyance: The Eka-Elements The Vindication of Prophecy: The Eka-Discoveries Conclusion: Gathering the Elements of the System Notes Chapter 3: The Ideal Gas Lawyer: Expanding Science on the Banks of the Neva True Bedrock: The Cultural Significance of Ether Confined Spaces: The Prosecution of the Gas Project Clearing the Atmosphere: Strategies of Publication The Weather Overground: Mendeleev's Meteorology Plagued by Theory: Abandoning Gases Notes Chapter 4: Chasing Ghosts: Spiritualism and the Struggle for Public Knowledge Made in America, Remade in Russia: The Transfer of Spiritualism Spiritualism in 1875: Tenuous Cooperation Spiritualism in 1876: A Meltdown of Method Public Spirited: Rhetorical Strategies and Spinning the Commission At Wit's End: Spiritualism after the Commission Notes Chapter 5: The Great Reaction: Everyone against the Academy of Sciences Social Climbing: The Academy and the Physico-Chemical Society The Ballot Booth: Voting on Mendeleev Tempest in the Teapot: Russian Chemists Outside the Teapot: The Great Newspaper War Back Rooms: Why Was Mendeleev Rejected? To Thine Own Self: The Making of a New Mendeleev Notes Chapter 6: The Imperial Turn: Economics, Evolution, and Empire The Two Petersburgs: Mendeleev's Early Economics Real Economics: Mendeleev and the Russian Economy Theoretical Economics: The Evolution of Societies Theoretical Politics: Governments and Populations Measure of All the Russias: Mendeleev and the Metric Reform Conclusion: Virtuous Circles Notes Chapter 7: Making Newtons: Romantic Journeys towards Genius Out of Siberia: Romantic Biography Russian Newton: Mendeleev the Lawgiver Northward Bound: The Arctic Project Full of Hot Air: Mendeleev, Aeronaut The Limits of Romance: Mendeleev Leaves Petersburg University Notes Chapter 8: Disintegration: Fighting Revolutions with Faith Chemistry under Attack: Disintegration in Fin-de-Siècle Physical Sciences Pondering the Imponderable: The Chemical Ether Tripartite Metaphysics: Mendeleev in the Abstract Things Fall Apart: The Revolution of 1905 Notes Chapter 9: The Many Mendeleevs Notes Bibliography
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Mendeleyev, Dmitry Ivanovich, 1834-1907, Chemists Russia (Federation) Biography, Periodic law