Reactions : an illustrated exploration of elements, molecules, and change in the universe (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Reactions : an illustrated exploration of elements, molecules, and change in the universe

Author: Theodore W Gray; Nick Mann
Publisher: New York, NY : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Hachette Book Group, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First hardcover editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts that characterize a chemical reaction, including Energy, Entropy, and Time. It is then organized by type of reaction including Combustion, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Oxidation, and Fermentation. A special section dedicated to chemical cycles includes The Carbon Cycle, The Iron Cycle, and The Lime Cycle.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore W Gray; Nick Mann
ISBN: 9780316391221 0316391220
OCLC Number: 989726672
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Chemistry is magic. Is that really magic? ; Ancient magic was mostly chemistry ; The reactions I remember from when I was but a wee lad --
Atoms, elements, molecules, reactions. What is a molecule? ; What force holds molecules together? ; What is a chemical reaction? ; Energy ; Follow the energy ; The arrow of time ; Entropy --
Fantastic reactions and where to find them. In the classroom ; In the kitchen ; In the lab ; In a factory ; On the street ; In you --
On the origin of light and color. Absorbing light ; Emitting light ; The ancient Chinese art of chemical arranging --
The boring chapter. Watching paint dry ; Watching grass grow ; Watching water boil --
The need for speed. Weathering ; Fire ; Fast fire ; Really fast fire ; The fastest reaction of all.
Responsibility: Theodore Gray ; photographs by Nick Mann.

Abstract:

The long-awaited third installment in Theodore Gray's iconic "Elements" trilogy. The first two titles, Elementsand Molecules, have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.  Read more...

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