“I highly recommend this elegant and unique book for everyscientist and even for nonscientists with a desire to learn theeffects of scientific endeavors in human history. It is a majorachievement for the field and rightly so foreworded by two NobelPrize winners, E.J. Corey and Ryoji Noyori.” (HumanGenomics, 1 May 2012)
"This book will sit proudly on my shelf, and I fully expect it tobe a useful reference source. I hope that will be true of schoolsand colleges too." (Chemistry and Industry, June 2008)
"The book's style and content are more accessible than is the casefor most other books on synthetic organic chemistry that you'relikely to encounter." (Chemical and Engineering News, June 2008)
"This book will change the attitudes of many to science."(Chemistry in Australia, June 2008)
"I found this book a highly enjoyable read. This fresh approachshould be applauded and will no doubt become a classic in its ownright." (Chemistry World, June 2008)
"This book will no doubt educate, inspire and motivate?"(Angewandte Chemie, 2008-47/18)
"...delightfully designed book?" (Portal für OrganischeChemie, Feburary 2008)
"You will meet for instance Milan Uskovivic, who prepareddesoxyquinine or Leo Sternbach the 'father' of the benzodiazepinestoo. Happy reading!" (RoSearch, April 2008)
"This book is a true treasure chest of information, chemical andnon-chemical..." (ChemMedChem, April 2008)
"A wonderfully suitable gift for anyone who is interested inchemistry, and will serve to enhance that fascination andinterest." (Organic Chemistry Portal, March 2008)
"A scientific journey encapsulating the most important aspects ofthe history of chemical discovery over the last 50 years."(MedicalNewsToday.com, 16 March 2008)
About the Author
K. C. Nicolaou is Professor of Chemistry at the University ofCalifornia, San Diego and is Chairman of the Department ofChemistry and holds the Skaggs Professorship of Chemical Biologyand the Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry at The Scripps ResearchInsitute. His impact on chemistry flows from his works in chemicalsynthesis and chemical biology described in over 550 publicationsand 55 patents.
Tamsyn Montagnon received her B.Sc. in Chemistry with MedicinalChemistry from the University of Leeds, UK, which was followed by amove to the University of Sussex where she obtained a D.Phil in2000. She was awarded a GlaxoWellcome post-doctoral fellowship andjoined Professor K. C. Nicolaou´s group as a postdoc. She isnow assistant professor at the University of Crete.