Classic Chemistry Book - Free Online Via U Cal Press
George Porter notes the following on CHMINF-L:
University of California Press, following the pioneering lead of the National Academy Press, has released 400+ books for public consumption. I've mentioned both of these excellent resources in the past. What sparked my interest today was a citation to an outstanding treatise on the evolution/revolution of scientific thought and understanding.
Rocke, Alan J. The Quiet Revolution: Hermann Kolbe and the Science of
Organic Chemistry. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1993.
Some additional sources of online books to which one can link, without fees
Additionally, UC Press provides linking assistance, with MARC and MODS records that can be loaded into library catalogs, and an Excel spreadsheet with key bits of information for those who simply wish to add the URL to existing records.