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Molecules : the elements and the architecture of everything

Author: Theodore W Gray; Nick Mann
Publisher: New York, New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in his epic story of the periodic table that began with his bestselling book, The Elements, and reached its finale with Reactions. Fascinating stories, beautiful photographs, and diagrams of compounds and their chemical bonds capture molecules in their various states and as they appear in our daily life - from oil and water, to soaps and solvents, to ropes and fibers,  Read more...
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Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore W Gray; Nick Mann
ISBN: 0316480584 9780316480581
OCLC Number: 1015815621
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: 1210L
Description: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A house built of elements : atoms, molecules, and the infinite connections of chemistry --
The power of names: the right name makes all the difference --
Dead or alive : living or nonliving, rock or wool, what is organic? --
Oil and water : soap brings together ancient enemies --
Mineral and vegetable : the two wolds of sticky, oily, pasty things --
Rock and ore : rocks, minerals, and the source of all compounds --
Rope and fiber : yes, ropes really are made of long, thin molecules --
Pain and pleasure : a family tree of painkillers and their cousins --
Sweet and double sweet : sugar and all the tasty things that are not sugar --
Natural and artificial : who does a better job us or Mother Nature? --
Rose and skunk: some molecules smell really good, and some really don't --
Color me chemical : beautiful palette of molecules --
I hate that molecule: poor innocent compounds caught up in politics --
Machines of life: when is a molecule not a molecule?
Other Titles: Elements and the architecture of everything
Responsibility: Theodore Gray ; photographs by Nick Mann.

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The beloved second book in The Elements trilogy is finally in paperback, where Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world.  Read more...

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