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Atkins, P. W. (Peter William) 1940-

Works: 398 works in 2,869 publications in 13 languages and 50,451 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Textbooks  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Creator, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Illustrator, Honoree
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Most widely held works about P. W Atkins
Most widely held works by P. W Atkins
Physical chemistry by P. W Atkins( Book )

292 editions published between 1013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "[t]opic screens that list explanations of common chemical terms, concepts, and equations; all illustrations and tables from the text in full color; animations based on illustrations from the text that clarify complex physical chemistry concepts; Living Graphs (interactive line graphs describing chemical processes, which students can manipulate by changing chemical parameters); [and] two-dimensional curve plotters that allow you to visualize graphical interpretations." -- p. [4] of cover
Four laws that drive the universe by P. W Atkins( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. Peter Atkins' powerful introduction explains what the laws are and how they work. - ;The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained b
Molecular quantum mechanics by P. W Atkins( Book )

119 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly rewritten from start to finish, the second edition of this text provides a complete, highly accessible introduction to quantum chemistry
The periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elements by P. W Atkins( Book )

41 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just how does the periodic table help us make sense of the world around us? Using vivid imagery, ingenious analogies, and liberal doses of humor, P.W. Atkins answers this question. He shows us that the Periodic Kingdom is a systematic place. Detailing the geography, history, and governing institutions of this imaginary landscape, he demonstrates how physical similarities can point to deeper affinities, and how the location of an element can be used to predict its properties." "Atkins tells us about the cosmic origins of the elements and introduces the intrepid explorers and cartographers who expanded the frontiers of the kingdom: Humphry Davy, the nineteenth-century chemist who identified and catalogued several of the common metallic elements; Dmitri Mendeleev, the Russian scientist who (legend has it) saw in a dream the prototype of the modern periodic table; and the Manhattan Project scientists who originated the techniques still used today to map the dangerously radioactive regions."--Jacket
The laws of thermodynamics : a very short introduction by P. W Atkins( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas or the cooling of tea, to the unfolding of a thought in our minds and even the course of life itself, everything is governed by the four Laws of Thermodynamics. These laws specify the nature of 'energy' and 'temperature', and establish the arrow of time: why things change and why death must come." "Originally published as Four Laws that Drive the Universe, this topic is now brought into the Very Short Introduction series. Explaining the basis and deeper implications of each law and highlighting its relevance with everyday examples, Atkins uses the minimum of mathematics to introduce concepts such as entropy and free energy, and takes us to the brink of absolute zero of temperature, and beyond."--Jacket
Reactions : the private life of atoms by P. W Atkins( )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated with remarkable new full-color images--indeed, one or more on every page--and written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, Reactions offers a compact, pain-free tour of the inner workings of chemistry. Reactions begins with the chemical formula almost everyone knows--the formula for water, H2O--a molecule with an "almost laughably simple chemical composition." But Atkins shows that water is also rather miraculous--it is the only substance whose solid form is less dense than its liquid (hence ice floats in water)--and incredibly central to many chemical reactions, as it is an excellent solvent, being able to dissolve gases and many solids. Moreover, Atkins tells us that water is actually chemically aggressive and can react with and destroy the compounds dissolved in it, and he shows us what happens at the molecular level when water turns to ice--and when it melts. Moving beyond water, Atkins slowly builds up a toolkit of basic chemical processes, including precipitation (perhaps the simplest of all chemical reactions), combustion, reduction, corrosion, electrolysis, and catalysis. He then shows how these fundamental tools can be brought together in more complex processes such as photosynthesis, radical polymerization, vision, enzyme control, and synthesis
Elements of physical chemistry by P. W Atkins( Book )

173 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revision of the introductory textbook of physical chemistry has been designed to broaden its appeal, particularly to students with an interest in biological applications
Molecules by P. W Atkins( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the structures of the substances that make up our everyday world
Atkins' Physical chemistry by P. W Atkins( Book )

102 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume features a greater emphasis on the molecular view of physical chemistry and a move away from classical thermodynamics. It offers greater explanation and support in mathematics which remains an intrinsic part of physical chemistry
The second law by P. W Atkins( Book )

48 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asymmetry in nature: hot objects cool, but cool objects do not spontaneously become hot. A bouncing ball comes to rest, but a stationary ball does not spontaneously begin to bounce
On being : a scientist's exploration of the great questions of existence by P. W Atkins( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a scientific approach to proving existence, including questions about birth, death, the origin of reality, and its end
What is chemistry? by P. W Atkins( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible, fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts, spells, recipes, and rules. The author wants to change all that. In this book he encourages us to look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human culture. Here he sets out the basic principles of chemistry and celebrates its great achievements. Its harmful products, such as pollution, are recognized, but the solutions he shows, also frequently lie in chemistry
Quanta : a handbook of concepts by P. W Atkins( Book )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inorganic chemistry by D. F Shriver( Book )

105 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The student of inorganic chemistry must master the chemistry of the elements. This presentation of the subject provides factual information and important principles within the context of broad chemical concepts and periodic trends
Galileo's finger : the ten great ideas of science by P. W Atkins( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Galileo's Finger takes the reader on an extraordinary journey that embraces the ten central ideas of current science. "By a great idea," writes Peter Atkins, "I mean a simple concept of great reach, an acorn of an idea that ramifies into a great oak tree of application, a spider of an idea that can spin a great web and draw in a feast of explanation and elucidation." With wit, charm, and patience, Atkins leads the reader to an understanding of the essence of the whole of science, from evolution and the emergence of complexity, to entropy, the spring of all change in the universe; from energy, the universalization of accountancy, to symmetry, the quantification of beauty; and from cosmology, the globalization of reality, to spacetime, the arena of all action
Chemical principles : the quest for insight by P. W Atkins( Book )

137 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written for general chemistry courses, Chemical Principles helps students develop chemical insight by showing the connection between chemical principles and their applications
General chemistry by P. W Atkins( Book )

64 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous ed published: 1989 Periodic table and text on lining papers Includes index and appendices
Atkins' molecules by P. W Atkins( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New edition of the book that was called 'the most beautiful chemistry book ever written'
Atoms, electrons, and change by P. W Atkins( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the links between an atom's structure and its chemical destiny showing how an atom makes its passage through nature
Liquid materialities : a history of milk, science and the law by P. W Atkins( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a food, milk has been revered and ignored, respected and feared. This is a history of two centuries of struggle to bring it under control, to manipulate its naturally variable composition and, as a result, to redraw the boundaries between nature and society
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Four laws that drive the universe
Four laws that drive the universeMolecular quantum mechanicsThe periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elementsThe laws of thermodynamics : a very short introductionReactions : the private life of atomsElements of physical chemistryAtkins' Physical chemistryThe second law
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Эткинс, П 1940-

Эткинс, Питер

Эткинс, Питер британский химик

אטקינס, פיטר

אטקינס, פיטר 1940-

אטקינס, פיטר וילים, 1940-

פיטר אטקינס כימאי בריטי

بيتر اتكينز

پیتر اتکینز دانشمند بریتانیایی

아트킨스, P. W. 1940-

아트킨스, 피터 1940-

애킨스, 피터 1940-

애트킨스, 피터 윌리엄 1940-

앳킨스, P. W. 1940-

앳킨스, 피터 1940-

앳킨스, 피터 윌리엄 1940-

アトキンス, P. W.

アトキンス, ピーター W.

アトキンス, ピーター・ウィリアム



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