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World Records in Chemistry Paperback – March 12, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-3527295746 ISBN-10: 3527295747 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 377 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH; 1 edition (March 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3527295747
  • ISBN-13: 978-3527295746
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,750,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Have you ever wondered what the smelliest chemical might be? Or what the strongest acid is? Or the sweetest chemical subsctance ever made? A reliable guidebook answering such questions and indeed presenting us with all manner of superlatives and world records in chemistry would clearly be a useful resource. ... Because the range of topics covered by the book is so broad and fascinating, I think all chemists will enjoy reading it. It would certainly make a very acceptable gift to any aspiring or established chemist and could well come in handy for those seeking anecdotal or amusing metrial for lecturers or other presentations. This is one of the few works that can be said to deserve a place in every chemical library.
(Chemistry in Britain)

"This is an indispensable book, full of entertaining entries, and with an invaluable perpetual calendar at the end, where there is at least one 'chemical' entry for every day of the year. ... It is excellent to dip into, and entertaining written so that one thing leads to another. The reader is thus drawn in to all sorts of recondite matters, and everyone is bound to learn something." AMBIX

World Records in Chemistry is a profoundly frivolous ides, which has been turned into a fascinating and highly entertaining book.
(Dr. Andrea Sella)

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World Records in Chemistry is a profoundly frivolous idea, which has been turned into a fascinating and highly entertaining book.
(Dr. Andrea Sella)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ramon A. Nunez-Centella on June 7, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you are a Chemistry teacher and need motivation for your students, if you are a science writer and need an anecdote to enrich an article, if you are a lover of curiosities in science, buy this book. Fascinating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By konacoffee on October 28, 2009
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I was a Chem major, and I found this on Amazon. Bought it and really found it interesting. I recommend it for sciene geeks only, as it would probably be dull to someone who isn't.
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