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Better looking, better living, better loving : how chemistry can help you achieve life's goals

Author: John Emsley; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2007.
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Welcome to a tour of some of the recent advances in chemistry, taking in the cosmetic factory, the pharmacy, the grooming salon, the diet clinic, the power plant, the domestic cleaning company, and  Read more...

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Emsley, John.
Better looking, better living, better loving.
Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2007
(OCoLC)82672520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Emsley; Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN: 9783527611447 3527611444
OCLC Number: 181348761
Notes: Includes index.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 229 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Explaining the things we use now --
and news from the future --
Acknowledgements --
Things to bear in mind --
Food calories --
Organic --
Trade names --
Money --
Large and small measures --
Chemical names --
News from the future --
Glossary --
Introduction : the right chemistry --
1. Better looking (1) : hair, eyes, teeth, nails --
News from the future --
Crowning glory --
Thinning on top --
I can see clearly now ... A gleaming smile --
Nailed --
2. Better looking (2) and better living (1) : medical advances --
News from the future --
Skin diseases : acne, eczema, and psoriasis --
Acne --
Eczema --
Psoriasis --
An agile or fragile old age? --
Carbohydrate as cures --
Anaesthetics --
3. Better loving : the not-so-dirty weekend --
News from the future --
Smelly chemistry --
Wash all my cares away --
It's the pits, man --
Antiperspirants --
Deodorants --
Something for the weekend, Sir? --
We just got carried away Mum. 4. Better living (2) : improving our diet News from the future --
Carbohydrates --
Manna from heaven ... --
Low 1₂ means low IQ --
Functional foods --
Crap food? Feeding the fifty billion --
Hot, hot, hot --
5. Better living (3) : minor metals for major advances --
News from the future --
Solar panels provide photovoltaic (PV) power --
Glass is green --
The magic of titanium --
The future's blue --
6. Better living (4) : chemistry in the home --
News from the future --
Wash all my troubles away : laundry aids --
Surfactants --
Foam regulators --
Builders --
Anti-redeposition agents --
Dye transfer inhibitors --
Peroxide bleach and bleach activators --
Fluorescing agents --
Fragrances --
Fabric softeners --
All washed up? --
Malodours and air fresheners. 7. Better looking (2) : the art of the chemist --
News from the future --
Colour --
Red --
Blue --
Green --
Purple --
Brown --
Black --
White --
Oils and varnishes --
Analysis --
Conservation --
Restoration --
Frauds and fakes --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: John Emsley.
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