"His engaging account...the lucid figures offer readers a firm understanding of energy and entropy." --Science 4/04/08
"Concise, well-written, engaging and carefully structured... an enjoyable and informative read." --Chemistry World 01/12/2007
"Peter Atkins's account of the core concepts of thermodynamics is beautifully crafted." --Simon Mitton, THES 16/11/2007
"A brief and invigoratingly limpid guide to the laws of thermodynamics." --Saturday Guardian 15/09/2007
"Atkins's systematic foundations should go a long way towards easing confusion about the subject...an engaging book, just the right length (and depth) for an absorbing, informative read." --Mark Haw, Nature 20/09/2007
"[Atkins'] ultra-compact guide to thermodynamics [is] a wonderful book that I wish I had read at university." --New Scientist 20/10/2007
About the Author
Peter Atkins is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Lincoln College. He is the author of nearly 60 books, which include Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science and the famed textbook Physical Chemistry (now in its eighth edition).