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Science  16 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5989, pp. 280-281
DOI: 10.1126/science.1192227

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Image and Reality Kekulé, Kopp, and the Scientific Imagination by Alan J. Rocke University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2010. 401 pp. $45, £29. ISBN 9780226723327. Synthesis.

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Through a consideration of the efforts of 19th-century chemists to understand the unseen world of molecules and atoms, Rocke explores the role of the visual imagination in scientific research.