The Bedside Book of Chemistry: From Molecules to Elements : the Chemistry of Everyday Life

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Pier 9, 2011 - Chemistry - 176 pages
The Bedside Book of Chemistry is a fascinating, interactive guide to the history and uses of chemistry, with particular reference to the famous periodic table of elements. It contains clear and concise explanations of different chemical concepts, as well as profiles of key scientists and their discoveries. A unique feature of the book is its simple, step-by-step exercises. Some of these have everyday applications, others are theoretical puzzles, but all are designed to challenge you and test your newly acquired knowledge. The perfect companion for beginners and experts alike, The Bedside Book of Chemistry does not assume prior knowledge of the subject. It conveys the basic elements of chemistry in a way that is clear and accessible, no matter your level of ability.

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About the author (2011)

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton's Notebook, Great Scientists, Mad Science, Poison: An Illustrated History, and A Bee in a Cathedral (a guide to scientific analogies). He has also written features and articles for the British press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.

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