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Williams, R. J. P. (Robert Joseph Paton)

Overview
Works: 137 works in 478 publications in 4 languages and 10,597 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by R. J. P Williams
Chemistry at Oxford : a history from 1600 to 2005( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemistry, in various ways, has been pursued in Oxford, by Oxford figures and within the wider remit of the University for centuries. This fascinating book provides a history of the development of the Oxford Chemistry School from 1600 to 2008 and shows how the nature of the University and individuals have shaped the school and advanced the subject of chemistry. It is the only complete history of Oxford chemistry in print and chronologically follows the progress of the researchers Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke and the Royal Society groups of the 1650's as well as 18th, 19th and 20th century developments
The biological chemistry of the elements : the inorganic chemistry of life by J. J. R. Fraústo da Silva( Book )

64 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty inorganic elements, mostly metal ions, are consistently found in living systems and are essential for living systems to function correctly. This text discusses, describes and explains the functional relevance of those elements: the reasons for their selection; the processes of their uptake; transport and final localization in cells; the regulation of these processes; and the interactive network of their reactions that connects the in vivo inorganic elements to the environment and to the genome. The volume has been thoroughly revised for this second edition and includes a discussion of the link to the genome of the uptake and transfer of inorganic elements and the regulation of homeostasis, the functional co-operative activities of the elements, the interaction with the environment, and the evolution of usage. Recent structural and mechanistic knowledge of many biomolecules and organelles is also included."--Jacket
Evolution's destiny : co-evolving chemistry of the environment and life by R. J. P Williams( )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The chemistry of evolution : the development of our ecosystem by R. J. P Williams( )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conventionally, evolution has always been described in terms of species. The Chemistry of Evolution takes a novel, not to say revolutionary, approach and examines the evolution of chemicals and the use and degradation of energy, coupled to the environment, as the drive behind it. The authors address the major changes of life from bacteria to man in a systematic and unavoidable sequence, reclassifying organisms as chemotypes. Written by the authors of the bestseller The Biological Chemistry of the Elements - The Inorganic Chemistry of Life (Oxford University Press, 1991), the clarity and precision of The Chemistry of Evolution plainly demonstrate that life is totally interactive with the environment. This exciting theory makes this work an essential addition to the academic and public library. * Provides a novel analysis of evolution in chemical terms * Stresses Systems Biology * Examines the connection between life and the environment, starting with the big bang' theory * Reorientates the chemistry of life by emphasising the need to analyse the functions of 20 chemical elements in all organisms
Inorganic chemistry by C. S. G Phillips( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in French and English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural selection of the chemical elements : the environment and life's chemistry by R. J. P Williams( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Danish and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing chemistry to life : from matter to man by R. J. P Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing Chemistry to Life describes the long journey from formless inanimate matter to man, while explaining the nature and the logic of the physical-chemical processes involved, and stressing the limitations of reductionist analyses of these processes as complexity increases and novel properties emerge. The authors develop the idea that chemical change of the environment allowed evolution of life to occur and that this evolution required successive addition of new message systems and information codes - connected, compatible, and cooperative with previous extant systems."--Jacket
Oxygen Chemistry. International Series of Monographs on Chemistry by Donald T Sawyer( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book places oxygen on the centre stage of chemistry in a manner that parallels the focus on carbon by 19th century chemists. One measure of the significance of oxygen chemistry is the greater diversity of oxygen-containing molecules than that of carbon-containing molecules. One of the most important compounds is water, containing the properties of being a unique medium for biological chemistry and life, the source of all the dioxygen in the atmosphere, and the moderator of the earth's climate. Sawyer first introduces the biological origins of dioxygen and role of dioxygen in aerobic biology and oxidative metabolism, and in separate chapters discusses the oxidation-reduction thermodynamics of oxygen species, and the nature of the bonding for oxygen in its compounds. Additional chapters focus on the reactivities of specific oxygen compounds
New trends in bio-inorganic chemistry by R. J. P Williams( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bioinorganic chemistry : trace element evolution from anaerobes to aerobes by R. J. P Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book the first three chapters outline the chemistry of nickel and heme largely associated with anaerobic life and believed to represent reactions which took place some 3-4x109years ago. Nickel has disappeared from the chemistry of man. The fascinating detail of the "primitive" catalysts is of interest to industrial society since very simple feed-stock is used, hydrogen, carbon monoxide and sulphate for example. The fourth chapter switches attention to a metal which became valuable later in evolution, copper, and which is involved with the use of dioxygen. It also has extremely interesting catalytic sites in enzymes. The essence of the volume lies in an appreciation of metallo- enzymes and their changing roles as the environment changed
Mobility and migration of biological molecules by Biochemical Society (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biomineralization : chemical and biochemical perspectives( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biochemistry by Christian Klixbüll Jørgensen( )

11 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inorganic chemistry by C. S. G Phillips( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coordinative Interactions by Jack D Dunitz( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noble gas and high temperature chemistry by M. J Clarke( )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics in inorganic and physical chemistry by M. J Clarke( )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stereochemistry and bonding by M. J Clarke( )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferrites · Transitions Elements Luminescence by M. J Clarke( )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bond and structure models by M. J Clarke( )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Chemistry at Oxford : a history from 1600 to 2005
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The biological chemistry of the elements : the inorganic chemistry of lifeThe chemistry of evolution : the development of our ecosystemThe natural selection of the chemical elements : the environment and life's chemistryBringing chemistry to life : from matter to manBioinorganic chemistry : trace element evolution from anaerobes to aerobes
Alternative Names
Paton Williams, Robert Joseph 1926-

Robert Joseph Paton Williams

Robert Williams britischer Chemiker

Robert Williams britisk kemiker

Robert Williams britisk kjemikar

Robert Williams britisk kjemiker

Robert Williams Brits scheikundige (1926-2015)

Robert Williams brittisk kemist

Williams, R. J. P.

Williams, R. J. P. 1926-

Williams, Robert J.P.

Williams, Robert Joseph Paton

Williams, Robert Joseph Paton 1926-

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Languages
English (264)

French (16)

Japanese (3)

Danish (1)