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
Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life
Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
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
Introduction to an Indispensable Science
Author: David M. Teegarden
Publisher: NSTA Press
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.
Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, with a New Introduction and Afterword by Chris Stringer
Author: J. S. Weiner,Chris Stringer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Author: G. J. Whitrow
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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
A Survival Guide for the Technologically Perplexed
Author: Gary Stix,Miriam Lacob
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Category: Consumer education
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
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.
Author: Jean F. Blashfield
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
A Problem-solving Approach to the Laboratory Course
Author: John W. Lehman
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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.
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Author: John Emsley
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.
Author: Jean F. Blashfield
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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: Linda Williams
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Academic libraries
Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation
Category: Religion and science