9781454911807

The Chemistry Book From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

  • ISBN 13:

    9781454911807

  • ISBN 10:

    1454911808

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/09/2016
  • Publisher: Sterling

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Summary

From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological advances. Covering entertaining stories and unexpected applications, chemist and journalist Derek B. Lowe traces the most important—and surprising—chemical discoveries.

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