Molecules at an Exhibition

Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life

Author: John Emsley

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192862068

Category: Science

Page: 250

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Discusses interesting chemicals, such as the smelliest, most lethal, and most versatile, in a non-technical style that covers each chemical's importance without using formulas, equations, or diagrams

Polymer Chemistry

Introduction to an Indispensable Science

Author: David M. Teegarden

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873552210

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 4084

This high school textbook introduces polymer science basics, properties, and uses. It starts with a broad overview of synthetic and natural polymers and then covers synthesis and preparation, processing methods, and demonstrations and experiments. The history of polymers is discussed alongside the s

The Piltdown Forgery

Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, with a New Introduction and Afterword by Chris Stringer

Author: J. S. Weiner,Chris Stringer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198607809

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 7604

Piltdown was an archaeological site in Sussex where in 1908 and 1912, human, ape and other mammal fossils were found together. Widely accepted as a creature who had a human cranium and an ape's jaw, the Piltdown 'Man' was however exposed as a fraud in 1953. Weiner is one of the scientists who discovered the fraud, this is his account of how he came to uncover it, and he also discusses the probable authorship of one of the greatest hoaxes of our time.

What is Time?

Author: G. J. Whitrow

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198607816

Category: Science

Page: 170

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G. J. Whitrow (1912-2000) begins this classic exploration of the nature of time with a story about a Russian poet, visiting London before the First World War. The poet's English was not too good and when he asked a man in the street, 'Please, what is time?' he received the response, 'But that's a philosophical question. Why ask me?'. Starting from this simple anecdote, Professor Whitrow takes us on a good-humored and wide-ranging tour of the thing that clocks keep (more or less). He discusses how our ideas of time originated; how far they are inborn in plants and animals; how time has been measured, from sundial and hourglass to the caesium clock, and whether time possesses a beginning, a direction, and an end. He coaxes the diffident layman to contemplate with pleasure the differences between cyclic, linear, biological, cosmic, and space-time, and he provides frequent diversions into fascinating topics such as the Mayan calendar, the migration of birds, the dances of bees, precognition, and the short, crowded lives of mu-mesons, particles produced by cosmic-ray showers that exist for just two millionths of a second. This reissue of the classic and authoritative What is Time? includes a new introduction by Dr J. T. Fraser, founder of the International Society for the Study of Time, and a bibliographic essay by Dr Fraser and Professor M. P. Soulsby of the Pennsylvania State University.

Who Gives a Gigabyte

A Survival Guide for the Technologically Perplexed

Author: Gary Stix,Miriam Lacob

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471379102

Category: Science

Page: 300

View: 2056

An exhilarating chronicle of the most revolutionary advancements in recent-and future-technology Which new technologies are bound to have the biggest impact on our lives in the years ahead? This groundbreaking book looks at the latest technological superstars destined to reshape the upcoming century and offers easy-to-understand, engaging explanations of what they are, how they work, and how they will affect our lives. Written by a senior editor of Scientific American, the world's premier science magazine, and based on in-depth interviews with today's leading innovators as well as extensive research of the latest scientific literature, Who Gives a Gigabyte? takes you on a fast-paced tour into the brave new world of gene therapy, quantum computation, designer drugs, and recyclable cars. Surveying the wide range of technological wonders, the authors investigate such diverse realms of scientific advancement as computing, telecommunications, laser beams, bioengineering materials, and alternative energy sources. From the Human Genome Project, which aims to spell out every letter of our genetic inheritance, to the implications of altering genes in important agricultural projects, to new strategies for attacking malignant cancer cells without the damaging side effects of traditional treatments, to the startling but still unsuccessful attempts to make computer software more like the human mind, Who Gives a Gigabyte? demystifies the technology of today and provides an enlightening glimpse into the limitless possibilities of tomorrow. "An enjoyable and rewarding book."-Choice "An informative overview of new and emerging technologies."-Booklist "The reward for the reader is a solid grounding in technological literacy."-Scientific American

Phosphor - ein Element auf Leben und Tod

Author: John Emsley

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527304219

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Ein neuer Titel des Erfolgsautors John Emsley über ein packendes Thema: Die Lebensgeschichte des Phosphors, des ominösen 13. Elements, beginnt zu einer Zeit, als vielen Stoffen noch eine magische Bedeutung zugeschrieben wurde. Durch Zufall entdeckt auf der Suche nach dem Stein der Weisen, wurde der Phosphor berühmt durch sein gespenstisches Leuchten und berüchtigt als langsam wirkendes Gift, dessen tödliche Wirkung zahlreiche mysteriöse Morde belegen. Er besitzt noch viele Facetten, sei es als Kunstdünger, der die Landwirtschaft revolutionierte oder als Bestandteil der berühmtesten Limonade der Welt. Phosphorverbindungen machen Stoffe schwerer entflammbar und die Wäsche weißer, sind aber auch die Grundlage für viele chemische Kampfstoffe. So ist Phosphor seit jeher mit dem Ruch des Teuflischen umgeben, eben ein Element auf Leben und Tod.

Science year 2000

the world book annual science supplement : a review of science and technology during the 1999 school year

Author: World Book, Inc. Staff,World Book Encyclopedia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780716605508

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Author: Jean F. Blashfield

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739834503

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7256

Presents the basic concepts of phosphorus, an element that is so combustible it bursts into flame on exposure to oxygen, but that is present in every living cell.

Microscale Operational Organic Chemistry

A Problem-solving Approach to the Laboratory Course

Author: John W. Lehman

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Science

Page: 844

View: 9851

This practical guide to the core operations in the organic lab gives an excellent selection of clever microscale experiments, enabling users to have an excellent resource that encourages scientific problem-solving. The unique problem-solving approach given in this guide encourages readers to master major lab operations, explaining why they are carried out the way they are. Readers will understand each scientific problem, formulate a meaningful hypothesis, and then solve the problem. Sections on qualitative organic analysis and basic operations such as glassware use, conducting chemical reactions, washing and drying operations, purification operations, measuring, and instrumental analyses round out this handy reference work. The extensive appendices, bibliography, and basic operations sections make this an excellent desktop resource for organic chemists and other lab technicians.

Leben, lieben, liften

rundum wohlfühlen mit Chemie

Author: John Emsley

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527318803


Page: 263

View: 1128

Who does not want to look better, live better, and love better? John Emsley knows the secret: Chemistry. Whether it is hair dye, condoms or functional food, it is as entertaining as it is incredible to read what this bestselling author knows. In fictive reports he describes future scenarios, while illustrative excursions take us back in time. In this way the reader becomes sensitive to the many useful, even beneficial products resulting from chemicals research. After all, who would want false teeth taken from the dead, as was the case for many people after the Battle of Waterloo in 1815? Equally unattractive is his description of the first contact lenses made of centimeter–thick glass. Chemically produced materials are now an integral part of our everyday lives, are being continually improved, and, according to the author, are much better than their reputation. After Emsley′s accounts of rotting natural cosmetics and highly allergenic henna dyes, even the most critical consumer will see chemical products in food and cosmetics in a new light.


Author: Jean F. Blashfield

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780739834527

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1890

Presents the basic concepts of sulphur, one of the most widely dispersed elements on Earth, that is common in minerals and part of sulphuric acid, one of the most important chemicals.

Chemistry Demystified

Author: Linda Williams

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071410113

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 492

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep--now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs. Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise! ABOUT CHEMISTRY DEMYSTIFIED: * Current, real-world examples illustrate the essential nature of the basic elements as they form various states of gases, liquids, and solids * Covers essentials such as understanding matter; chemical building blocks; elements, electrons, and the periodic table; properties and reactions * Includes unique Chembites, tips, scientific news, and cutting-edge industry applications not usually found in textbooks


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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