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The New Chemistry

The New Chemistry

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Nina Hall, Roald Hoffman, Glenn Seaborg, Walter Loveland, John N. Murrell, Jim Baggott, Shono Tatsuya, D. Michael P. Mingos, David R. Baghurst, Paul D. Lickiss, Peter P. Edwards, Malcolm Chisholm, Gabor A. Somorjai, K. C. Nicolaou, E. W. Yue, T. Oshima, Jim Staunton, Kira Weissman, Stanley Roberts, Bhupinder Khambay, Richard H. Bromilow, Robert J. P. Williams, Jean-Marie Lehn, Philip Ball, Paul Calvert, Bob Munn, Andrew Hamnett, Paul Christensen, Ilya Prigogine, Dilip Kondepudi, Guy Dewel, Colin Russell
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  • Date Published: December 2000
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print July 2011
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521452243

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  • This original and fascinating book highlights the most important developments in chemistry over the past thirty years. The New Chemistry covers the latest research trends in a wide range of fields, both theoretical and experimental. It consists of seventeen self-contained chapters, each covering a different topic in chemistry, ranging from the discovery of new elements and synthetic techniques to the design of drugs and materials. Each chapter is written by one of the world's leading chemists in that particular field, including several Nobel Prize winners. Throughout, the volume is copiously illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams. Written in a lively and accessible style, this showcase for modern chemistry will interest all readers and also serve as a useful reference.

    • By some of the world's most renowned chemists, including several Nobel Prize winners
    • There are very few books available which explore chemical research in general terms
    • A wide-ranging and up-to-date overview of modern chemistry
    • Written in a lively and accessible style
    • Highly illustrated
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    "Without a doubt, it is a carefully written and superbly produced work. It is truly a joy to read this book. ... I enthusiatically recommend this book to students of science, regardless of their major, age, and area of expertise. This book should [be] on the shelf of every library, personal and institutional." Journal of Food Biochemistry

    "Ask a bunch of otherwise well-informed chemists what exactly they think is going on in the field. The answer will probably be 'not much.' The New Chemistry is the book to set them right...Nina Hall has assembled a glittering array of authors to flesh out the current excitements. There is, in fact, so much happening that the contents are too diverse to list in full...and overall? The book is beautifully produced...It's good value for money. You get several Nobel winners for your 30 pounds. Recommended as good background material for chemists and the scientifically literate with chemical interests." New Scientist

    "Informative articles....give[s] the nonchemist a solid impression of the possibilities, directions, and critical limitations in each of the research areas discussed....individual topics and particular implications should interest scientists from a wide range of fields." Science

    "Covers a sufficiently broad scope that even those who have spent too many years thinking about atoms and molecules will find that its essays contain surprises....Much of Hall's book should be easily understandable by other natural scientists....Do[es] a good job of describing chemistry to chemists in ways that catch the imagination." Nature

    "In virtually every chapter I came upon findings that were totally unknown 30 years ago and that have proven to be major advances in our understanding of chemistry. Indeed, every chapter (all 17 of them and a very thoughtful introduction by Professor Roald Hoffman), proved to be chock full of delightful tidbits that gave me a marvelous appreciation of just how creative and inventive chemists have been in the latter third of the 20th century....A delightful book that completely lives up to the marketing blurb on its dust jacket." Pesticide Biology

    "This book is a challenging survey of the past 30 years of chemistry. Take a holiday from medicine and return to the foundations, and you will find it rewarding." bmj.com

    "[This book] is a fine production with many structures, pictures, and photographs. There should be many younger enquirers who would profit from time spent with this book." inform

    "I recommend the book highly to anyone who wishes to have on his or her shelf a single volume that covers the grand sweep of the new chemistry, from its origins in the latter half of the 20th century, to its potential opportunity in the years ahead." Chemical Engineering

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521452243
    • length: 506 pages
    • dimensions: 258 x 212 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.555kg
    • contains: 546 b/w illus. 55 colour illus. 28 tables
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print July 2011
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Nina Hall
    Introduction Roald Hoffman
    1. The search for new elements Glenn Seaborg and Walter Loveland
    2. Bonding and theory of atoms and molecules John N. Murrell
    3. Chemistry in a new light Jim Baggott
    4. Novel energy sources for reactions Shono Tatsuya, D. Michael P. Mingos, David R. Baghurst and Paul D. Lickiss
    5. What, why and when is a metal? Peter P. Edwards
    6. The clothing of metal ions: coordination chemistry at the turn of the millennium Malcolm Chisholm
    7. Surface chemistry Gabor A. Somorjai
    8. New roads to molecular complexity K. C. Nicolaou, E. W. Yue and T. Oshima
    9. Medicines from nature Jim Staunton and Kira Weissman
    10. From pharms to farms Stanley Roberts, Bhupinder Khambay and Richard H. Bromilow
    11. Metals in biology Robert J. P. Williams
    12. Supramolecular chemistry Jean-Marie Lehn and Philip Ball
    13. Advanced materials Paul Calvert
    14. Molecular electronics Bob Munn
    15. Electrochemical and photochemical energy conservation Andrew Hamnett and Paul Christensen
    16. Chemistry far from equilibrium: thermodynamics, order and chaos Ilya Prigogine, Dilip Kondepudi and Guy Dewel
    17. Chemistry in society Colin Russell.

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    Nina Hall

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    Nina Hall, Roald Hoffman, Glenn Seaborg, Walter Loveland, John N. Murrell, Jim Baggott, Shono Tatsuya, D. Michael P. Mingos, David R. Baghurst, Paul D. Lickiss, Peter P. Edwards, Malcolm Chisholm, Gabor A. Somorjai, K. C. Nicolaou, E. W. Yue, T. Oshima, Jim Staunton, Kira Weissman, Stanley Roberts, Bhupinder Khambay, Richard H. Bromilow, Robert J. P. Williams, Jean-Marie Lehn, Philip Ball, Paul Calvert, Bob Munn, Andrew Hamnett, Paul Christensen, Ilya Prigogine, Dilip Kondepudi, Guy Dewel, Colin Russell

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