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The New Chemistry Hardcover – December 11, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0521452243 ISBN-10: 0521452244 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (December 11, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521452244
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521452243
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,003,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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."

"[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

Book Description

The New Chemistry highlights the most important developments in chemistry over the past 30 years, covering the latest research trends in a wide range of fields, both theoretical and experimental. The book consists of 17 self-contained chapters, each covering a different topic and written by one of the world's leading chemists in that particular field. It includes contributions from several Nobel Prize winners and is copiously illustrated with photographs and explanatory diagrams. Written in a lively and accessible style, this book will be of interest to scientists of all disciplines.

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By Jmam on April 5, 2014
excellent summary of interesting chemistry topics like total synthesis of key organic molecules and landmark modern chemistry research advances. excellent writing and fascinating summaries of discoveries of major research chemists. must-read book for anyone interested in chemistry. rather complex text probably written at college sophomore level. very interesting chemical science book!
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Equinox Books on January 28, 2009
This is Best Chemistry Book I have ever read..It has Helped me More than you could Imagine!!
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