Popular associations with chemistry range from poisons, hazards,
chemical warfare and environmental pollution to alchemical
pseudoscience, sorcery and mad scientists, which affect the public
image of science in general. This book provides an understanding of
the cultural and historical contexts in which the public image of
chemistry has emerged.
Popular Images in Fiction and Movies: The Alchemists in Fiction Historical Roots of the Mad Scientists Chemists and their Craft in Fiction Film Chemistry and Power in Recent American Fiction Self-images in Chemistry Popularizations: Popularizing Chemistry Liebig or How to Popularize Chemistry From Chemistry for the People to the Wonders of Technology Bringing Science to the Public The Visual Image of Chemistry Mediated Images: Taking Science to the Marketplace The Image of Chemistry Presented by the Science Museum, London in the 20th Century On the Self-image of Chemists, 1950-2000.