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Reaction! : chemistry in the movies

Author: Mark Griep; Marjorie Mikasen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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ReAction! Chemistry in the Movies gives a scientist's and artist's response to the dark and bright sides of chemistry found in 140 films, most of them contemporary Hollywood feature films but also  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Griep; Marjorie Mikasen
ISBN: 9780195326925 019532692X
OCLC Number: 286521885
Description: viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The dark and bright sides of chemistry in the movies --
Dr. Jekyll's mysterious transformative formula --
Invisibility steals the seen : chemistry creates criminal opportunities --
Isomorphs of paranoia : chemical arsenals --
Bad company : the business of toxicity --
A master/slave narrative : drug addiction and psychoactives --
Inventors and their often wacky chemical inventions --
Hard Science = hard evidence : forensic chemistry and chemical detectives --
Chem 101 : learning by doing --
Good news : research and medicinal chemists making a difference --
First, do no harm : (but before that, self-experiment) --
Conclusion. Chemistry in the movies.
Responsibility: Mark Griep and Marjorie Mikasen.
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"A must-have book for chemistry enthusiasts, educators, or anyone who wants to take a deeper look at how science is portrayed through [movies]. The book also provides a wonderful historial Read more...

 
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