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Vladimir Prelog: My 132 Semesters of Studies of Chemistry (Profiles, Pathways, and Dreams) Hardcover – May 5, 1991

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"Prelog, another Nobel laureate, called his profile 'My 132 semesters of chemistry studies', a modest title indeed for his great contribution. He did not enjoy administrative work--'that type of decision making needs a desire for power I totally lack'. However, he was elected to the governing board of Ciba and he remained a member of the Ciba-Geigy board for 18 years. 'I gained a deep insight', he comments, and mentions one other member, Carl J. Burckhardt, the great Swiss historian, writer and statesman who had been the United Nations' High Commissioner in Danzig before World War II. As Prelog knew all the great chemists of his day personally, there are many anecdotes in his autobiography."--Interdisciplinary Science Reviews


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Product Details

  • Series: Profiles, Pathways, and Dreams
  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society (May 5, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0841217726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0841217720
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,886,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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