The Chemical Heritage Foundation is pleased to honor The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Works from 1773 to 1804 with the first annual Roy G. Neville Prize in Bibliography or Biography. The work is the second volume of Robert E. Schofield's definitive biography of Priestley, one of chemistry's greatest practitioners. The prize will be awarded on Tuesday, 17 October 2006, as part of CHF's fall governance meetings.
Schofield, professor of history emeritus at Iowa State University, is uniquely qualified to bring to life the monumental figure of Joseph Priestley. He is the editor of A Scientific Autobiography of Joseph Priestley (1773–1804) and the author or editor of numerous other books, including The Lunar Society of Birmingham. His masterworks, The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Works from 1733 to 1773 (available from CHF) and The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Works from 1773 to 1804, are a culmination of thirty years' work, research, and study.
About the Neville Prize
The Roy G. Neville Prize in Bibliography or Biography, established in 2006, is presented annually by CHF to recognize an outstanding monograph in the areas of the chemical and molecular sciences. The objective of this prize is to encourage emulation, inspire achievement, and promote public understanding of modern sciences, industries, and economies.
About Roy G. Neville
Acquiring and cataloging the books in the Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library at CHF has been the life's work for Roy Neville. A consulting chemist by profession, in 1973 he founded the corporation Engineering and Technical Consultants in Redwood City, California, of which he was president. He is also a passionate bibliophile by avocation. Neville began collecting books almost 60 years ago and amassed one of the largest private collections of rare books in the fields of science and technology, and chemistry in particular.
About the Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation serves the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future. CHF carries out a program of outreach and interpretation in order to advance an understanding of the role of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries in shaping society; maintains a world-class collection of materials that document the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries; and encourages research in its collections.
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