Culture of Chemistry

The Best Articles on the Human Side of 20th-Century Chemistry from the Archives of the Chemical Intelligencer

Editors: Hargittai, Balazs, Hargittai, Istvan (Eds.)

  • The best minds in chemistry and related fields tell their stories, including Nobel laureates
  • Includes culture, history, discoveries, and the human side of science
  • Easy reading with copious illustrations
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About this book

Includes specially selected articles that previously appeared in The Chemical Intelligencer magazine published (1995-2000). Excerpts of these Editor's choice chapters chronicle the culture and history of chemistry, featuring great chemists and discoverers. Contributors from among the best-known authors of the chemistry community, including numerous Nobel laureates. Features behind the scenes stories about pivotal discoveries, intricacies of laboratory life and interactions among scientists, favorite recipes of renowned researchers, life histories and anecdotes. Chapters detail the human side of science but also present scientific information communicated in an easy-to-perceive and entertaining way. This unique book is not only aimed at chemists but individuals who are interested in the cultural aspects of our science.

About the authors

Istvan Hargittai, PhD, DSc, is Professor Emeritus (Active) of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea (London) and foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He is Dr.h.c. of Moscow State University, the University of North
Carolina, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Structural Chemistry, an international research journal by Springer-Verlag. He was the Founding
Editor of The Chemical Intelligencer during its entire existence.

Balazs Hargittai, PhD (University of Minnesota), is Professor of Chemistry of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. He is also Associate Dean, School of Sciences, and Director of the Office of Student Research of Saint Francis University. He was coauthor of Candid Science V (Imperial College Press, London) and of Great Minds--Reflections of 111 Top Scientists (OUP New York). He has been active in writing about
scientists in addition to his research and teaching. He was a member of the board of The Chemical Intelligencer during its entire existence (for the last years, also, a column
editor)

Table of contents (55 chapters)

  • Kurt Mislow

    Hargittai, István

    Pages 3-11

  • Deeds and Dreams of Eugene Garfield

    Hargittai, István

    Pages 13-18

  • The Naming of Buckminsterfullerene

    Applewhite, E. J.

    Pages 21-23

  • Peace Through Chemistry

    Hargittai, István

    Pages 25-27

  • Food for Thought

    Mackay, Alan L.

    Pages 29-30

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Culture of Chemistry
Book Subtitle
The Best Articles on the Human Side of 20th-Century Chemistry from the Archives of the Chemical Intelligencer
Editors
  • Balazs Hargittai
  • Istvan Hargittai
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-7565-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-7565-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7564-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7977-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 316
Number of Illustrations and Tables
246 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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