By Braterman Paul S
Feynman as soon as chosen, because the unmarried most crucial assertion in technology, that every little thing is made up of atoms. It follows that the homes of every thing depend upon how those atoms are joined jointly, giving upward thrust to the sizeable box we all know of this day as chemistry. during this distinct ebook particularly written to bridge the distance among chemistry and the layman, Braterman has prepare a sequence of associated essays on chemistry similar topics which are relatively engaging.
The ebook starts with the age of the earth, and concludes with the lifestyles cycle of stars. In among, there are atoms outdated and new, the ozone gap secret and the way it was once solved, artificial fertilisers and explosives, examining the weather checklist, the extraction of metals, the wetness of water, and the way the greenhouse impression on weather quite works. A bankruptcy in compliment of uncertainty leads directly to the “fuzziness” and sharing of electrons, and from there to molecular form, grass-green and blood-red, the wetness of water, and molecular popularity because the foundation of life.
Organised in this type of means as to demonstrate and boost underlying ideas and ways, this e-book will attract someone attracted to chemistry, in addition to its historical past and key personalities. the place many different titles have failed, this publication succeeds brilliantly in shooting the spirit and essence of chemistry and providing the technology in simply digestible terms.
- The Age of the Earth — An Age-Old Question
- Atoms outdated and New
- The Banker Who misplaced His Head
- From debris to Molecules, with a observe on Homoeopathy
- The Discovery of the Noble Gases — what is so New approximately Neon?
- Science, conflict, and Morality; The Tragedy of Fritz Haber
- The Ozone gap tale — A secret with 3 Suspects
- Rain Gauge, Thermometer, Calendar, Warning
- Making Metal
- In compliment of Uncertainty
- Everything is Fuzzy
- Why issues Have Shapes
- Why Grass is eco-friendly, or Why Our Blood is Red
- Why Water is Weird
- The sunlight, The Earth, The Greenhouse
- In the Beginning
Readership: Intellectually curious non-scientists, scientists who're drawn to the broader context of chemistry, and (perhaps most crucial) lecturers in any respect degrees who desire to convey their sessions that chemistry isn't really a mass of useless facts, yet a colourful cultural activity.
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