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Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic ...
by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

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English

Pages

451

Publication Date

March 29, 2011

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In the spirit of <em>A Short History of Nearly Everything</em> comes <em>Periodic Tales</em>. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. <em>Periodic Tales</em> is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language. It will delight readers of <em>Genome, Einstein’s Dreams</em>, <em>Longitude</em>, and <em>The Age of Wonder</em>.  <br />
Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow T...
by Mark Miodownik

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 19, 2019

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<b>Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the <i>New York Times </i>best-selling author of <i>Stuff Matters</i> show us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid “stuff.”</b><br /><br /><p>We know that we need water to survive, and that a cup of coffee or a glass of wine can feel just as vital. But do we understand how much we rely on liquids, or their destructive power?<br /><br /> Set on a transatlantic flight, <i>Liquid Rules </i>offers readers a tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. We encounter fluids within the plane—from hand soap to liquid crystal display screens—and without: in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline. We come to see liquids with wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. Just as in <i>Stuff Matters,</i> Mark Miodownik’s unique brand of scientific storytelling brings liquids to life in a captivating new way.</p>
Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us
by Ruth Kassinger

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b>“No organisms are more important to life as we know it than algae. In <i>Slime</i>, Ruth Kassinger gives this under-appreciated group its due.”</b> —<b>Elizabeth Kolbert<br /><br /> Say “algae” and most people think of pond scum. What they don’t know is that without algae, none of us would exist.</b><br /><br /> There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs. Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more.<br />  <br /> In <i>Slime</i> we’ll meet the algae innovators working toward a sustainable future: from seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market.<br />  <br /> With a multitude of lively, surprising science and history, Ruth Kassinger takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen tour. Whether you thought algae was just the gunk in your fish tank or you eat seaweed with your oatmeal, <i>Slime</i> will delight and amaze with its stories of the good, the bad, and the up-and-coming.
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our M...
by Mark Miodownik

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English

Pages

277

Publication Date

May 27, 2014

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<b><i>New York Times</i> Bestseller • <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book 2014 • Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books<br /><br /> “A thrilling account of the modern material world.” —<i>Wall Street Journal</i><br /><br /> "Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things such as paper, glass, chocolate, and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm." </b><b>—<i>Scientific American</i></b><br /><br />Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself. Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. In <i>Stuff Matters</i>, Miodownik explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor to the foam in his sneakers. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, <i>Stuff Matters </i>will make you see stuff in a whole new way.<br /><br /><b>"<i>Stuff Matters </i>is about hidden wonders, the astonishing properties of materials we think boring, banal, and unworthy of attention...It's possible this science and these stories have been told elsewhere, but like the best chocolatiers, Miodownik gets the blend right." </b><b><b>—</b><i>New York Times Book Review</i></b><br />  
Organic Chemistry Student Solution Manual/Study Guide, 3rd Editio...
by David R. Klein

Language

English

Pages

1104

Publication Date

July 12, 2017

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<i><b>This is the Student Study Guide and Solutions Manual to accompany Organic Chemistry, 3e. </b></i><br /><br /><i><b>Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition</b></i> is not merely a compilation of principles, but rather, it is a disciplined method of thought and analysis. Success in organic chemistry requires mastery in two core aspects: fundamental concepts and the skills needed to apply those concepts and solve problems. Readers must learn to become proficient at approaching new situations methodically, based on a repertoire of skills.  These skills are vital for successful problem solving in organic chemistry. Existing textbooks provide extensive coverage of, the principles, but there is far less emphasis on the skills needed to actually solve problems.
Organic Chemistry, 3rd Edition
by David R. Klein

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English

Pages

1344

Publication Date

December 05, 2016

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<p>In <b><i>Organic Chemistry, 3<sup>rd</sup> Edition</i></b>, Dr. David Klein builds on the phenomenal success of the first two editions, which presented his unique skills-based approach to learning organic chemistry. Dr. Klein’s skills-based approach includes all of the concepts typically covered in an organic chemistry textbook, and places special emphasis on skills development to support these concepts. This emphasis on skills development in unique SkillBuilder examples provides extensive opportunities for two-semester Organic Chemistry students to develop proficiency in the key skills necessary to succeed in organic chemistry.</p>
The Acid Alchemist: A True Story of Murder, Deceit, and Unspeakab...
by Robert Brown

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English

Pages

216

Publication Date

January 22, 2020

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In July 1909 John George Haigh was born into a strictly religious household. As a young child his life was shaped by his parent’s extreme beliefs. Little did he know that the recurring nightmares of his early life would lead to one of the most horrific cases in British criminal history.<br /><br />Other than his obsession with cleanliness, John George Haigh was described by his acquaintances as someone who was as normal as any young man during the 1940s in England. In fact, most people said he was a true gentleman with exceptional manners and a profound love for classical music.<br /><br />However, in the back of John’s crisp mind was a much darker side; a craving for wealth combined with a lust for blood…<br />After spending many years in prison for fraud and theft, John Haigh concluded that the only reason he always got caught was because people talked. What if I can make them disappear? he thought one evening. What if I can stop them from talking to the police? Using his scientific knowledge (and a tiny bit of the legal system he had read about while in prison) he derived a new sinister plan to get rich.<br /><br />That was the disturbing turning point in his life. That was the point when John The Gentleman became John The Serial Killer.<br />This is the true story of the notorious Acid Bath Murderer, a cold-blooded murderer who imagined he was above the law. A man who believed he could literally get away with murder…<br /><br /><i>Caution: The material in this publication has a strong adult theme and is intended for an adult audience. Reader discretion is advised.</i><br /><br />
Chemistry For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))
by John T. Moore

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

May 26, 2016

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<i><b>Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293460) was previously published as Chemistry For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118007303). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</b></i> <p><b><br />See how chemistry works in everything from soaps to medicines to petroleum</b></p> <p>We're all natural born chemists. Every time we cook, clean, take a shower, drive a car, use a solvent (such as nail polish remover), or perform any of the countless everyday activities that involve complex chemical reactions we're doing chemistry! So why do so many of us desperately resist learning chemistry when we're young?</p> <p>Now there's a fun, easy way to learn basic chemistry. Whether you're studying chemistry in school and you're looking for a little help making sense of what's being taught in class, or you're just into learning new things, <i>Chemistry For Dummies</i> gets you rolling with all the basics of matter and energy, atoms and molecules, acids and bases, and much more!</p> <ul> <li>Tracks a typical chemistry course, giving you step-by-step lessons you can easily grasp</li> <li>Packed with basic chemistry principles and time-saving tips from chemistry professors</li> <li>Real-world examples provide everyday context for complicated topics</li> </ul> <p>Full of modern, relevant examples and updated to mirror current teaching methods and classroom protocols, <i>Chemistry For Dummies</i> puts you on the fast-track to mastering the basics of chemistry.</p>
Handbook of Deposition Technologies for Films and Coatings: Scien...
by Peter M. Martin

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English

Pages

931

Publication Date

December 01, 2009

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This 3e, edited by Peter M. Martin, <i>PNNL 2005 Inventor of the Year</i>, is an extensive update of the many improvements in deposition technologies, mechanisms, and applications. This long-awaited revision includes updated and new chapters on atomic layer deposition, cathodic arc deposition, sculpted thin films, polymer thin films and emerging technologies. Extensive material was added throughout the book, especially in the areas concerned with plasma-assisted vapor deposition processes and metallurgical coating applications.<p>- Explains in depth the many recent improvements in deposition technologies and applications </p> <p>- Thoroughly explains deposition technologies and their current applications </p> <p>- Discusses the numerous 'frontier areas' for the applications of the products of deposition technology </p>
The Periodic Table: A Field Guide to the Elements
by , Gail Dixon

Language

English

Pages

469

Publication Date

August 01, 2013

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<p><b>The Periodic Table is one of the most recognizable images in science - and in our culture. Its 118 elements make up everything on our planet and in the entire universe. </b><br /><b></b><br /><b>But how many of us actually know how to interpret its distinctive design? And what does its unique arrangement tell us about the behaviour of each element in the world around us? </b><br /><b></b><br /><i>The Periodic Table </i>looks at the fascinating story and surprising history of each of these elements, from the little-known uses of gold in medicine to that of arsenic as a wallpaper dye in the ninteenth-century and the development of the hydrogen bomb. Packed with interesting facts and figures and helpful illustrations, this accessible guide will help the armchair chemist navigate through the different groups of elements - and discover the world afresh.</p>

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