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What is Chemistry? (Hardcover): Peter Watkins

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Peter Watkins

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Most people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible. For many the topic was seen as being fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts, spells, recipes, and rules.
Peter Atkins wants to change all that. In What is Chemistry? he encourages us to look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes not only towards our material comfort, but also to human culture. He shows how chemistry provides the infrastructure of our world, through the chemical industry, the fuels of heating, power generation, and transport, as well as the fabrics of our clothing and furnishings.
By considering the remarkable achievements that chemistry has made, and examining its place between both physics and biology, Atkins presents a fascinating, clear, and rigorous exploration of the world of chemistry -- its structure, core concepts, and contributions.


Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2013
First published: November 2013
Authors: Peter Watkins
Dimensions: 204 x 135 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-968398-7
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Science & Mathematics > Chemistry
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Chemistry > General
LSN: 0-19-968398-0
Barcode: 9780199683987

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