Steven Shapin: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, 26 January 2006
Show More Between Genius and Genocide: The Tragedy of Fritz Haber, Father of Chemical Warfare by Daniel Charles.
Cape, 313 pp., £20, September 2005, 0 224 06444 4Show More
“... In 1909, the academic physical chemist Fritz Haber and the industrial metallurgical engineer Carl Bosch succeeded in doing this, and they patented the process the following year. Within four years, the process had become commercial, the foundation of a huge German-dominated industry centred on ammonia works in Oppau and, from 1917, in Leuna. Haber became ...”