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Molecules : the elements and architecture of everything

Author: Theodore W Gray
Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world. Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore W Gray
ISBN: 9781579129712 1579129714
OCLC Number: 1004912646
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. A house built of elements : atoms, molecules, and the infinite connections of chemistry --
2. The power of names --
3. Dead or alive : living or nonliving, rock or wool, what is organic? --
4. Oil and water : soap brings together ancient enemies --
5. Mineral and vegetable : the two wolds of sticky, oily, pasty things --
6. Rock and ore : rocks, minerals, and the source of all compounds --
7. Rope and fiber : yes, ropes really are made of long, thin molecules --
8. Pain and pleasure : a family tree of painkillers and their cousins --
9. Sweet and double sweet : Sugar and all the tasty things that are not sugar --
10. Natural and artificial : who does a better job us or Mother Nature? --
11. Rose and skunk --
12. Color me chemical : beautiful palette of molecules --
13. I hate that molecule --
14. Machines of life.
Responsibility: Theodore Gray ; photographs by Nick Mann.


Molecules explores hundreds of the most interesting, unusual and surprising chemical bonds and how they form to make up all of the stuff in the world.  Read more...


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"I am so bowled over by Molecules that I can only express my feelings with a one-word blurb: "WONDERFUL!" -- Oliver Sacks. "Molecules is like dipping your toe in a clear shallow pool--with Read more...

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