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Chemistry today and tomorrow : the central, useful, and creative science

Author: Ronald Breslow
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Boston : Jones and Bartlett, ©1997.
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"This highly readable book, written in nontechnical language, surveys the vast field of chemistry by looking at the practical contributions that chemistry makes to civilized life and by explaining how chemists make these contributions. Its eight chapters discuss broad disciplines of chemistry, such as medicinal, environmental, or industrial chemistry, but always with an eye for the interesting detail and for the  Read more...
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Breslow, Ronald.
Chemistry today and tomorrow.
Washington, DC : American Chemical Society ; Boston : Jones and Bartlett, ©1997
(OCoLC)704472212
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Breslow
ISBN: 0841234604 9780841234604 0763704636 9780763704636
OCLC Number: 35688166
Description: ix, 134 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to Chemistry: The Central, Useful, and Creative Science --
2. Chemistry of Health and Life --
3. More About Chemistry as the Useful Science --
4. Chemistry and the Environment --
5. Computers and Chemistry, and the Electronics Revolution --
6. Catalysis in Living Organisms and in Industry --
7. How Chemists Create New Molecules --
8. Understanding Molecular Structures and Chemical Change.
Responsibility: Ronald Breslow.

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"This highly readable book, written in nontechnical language, surveys the vast field of chemistry by looking at the practical contributions that chemistry makes to civilized life and by explaining how chemists make these contributions. Its eight chapters discuss broad disciplines of chemistry, such as medicinal, environmental, or industrial chemistry, but always with an eye for the interesting detail and for the human activity that lies behind these fields. Written in a lively question-and-answer format by award-winning teacher and researcher Ronald Breslow, recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1991, this book examines chemistry as it exists today but also identifies the primary challenges and problems that remain for the future. Young people thinking about scientific careers, parents and guidance counselors, or any readers curious about how chemistry affects the world they live in will benefit from this insightful book."--Jacket.

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Author: Ronald Breslow
Publishers: American Chemical Society and Jones and Bartlett, Publishers, Sudbury, Massachusetts. (1996).

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