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Chemicals for Life and Living

Ochiai, Eiichiro

2011, XVIII, 288p.

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From the reviews:

“The information is presented as a collection of mostly unconnected essays, and the majority are very good. … The eclectic collection of chemicals (many depicted with full stereochemistry) is accompanied by informative and colourful illustrations. Finally, the book concludes with a 60 page introduction to chemistry … . the book does represent a brave and largely successful attempt to describe the importance of chemistry and chemicals.” (John Mann, Chemistry World, December, 2011)

“This most welcome book, intended for general readers, investigates the chemistry behind many everyday processes in the marketplace, at home, etc., and such various substances as poisons and pharmaceuticals. … The seven-part volume includes essays about remarkable chemicals and compounds that most people have heard of. … Each chapter can be read independently, and an in-depth appendix, ‘Essentials of Chemistry,’ is incorporated as a resource for readers seeking further details. … Summing Up: Recommended. Students of all levels and general audiences.” (M. Rossi, Choice, Vol. 49 (8), April, 2012)

 

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