The Chemistry Book: From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry  -     By: Derek B. Lowe
Buy Item InStock15.99$15.99 Retail: $29.95 Save 47% ($13.96) Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

The Chemistry Book: From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

Sterling / 2016 / Hardcover

$15.99 (CBD Price)
Retail: $29.95
Save 47% ($13.96)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW911801

Cyber Week Sale

Product Description

Work your way through the many different facets of chemistry with this fascinating book. Entries focus on individual elements as well as laws, inventions of chemistry, the history of chemistry, and other related concepts. Organized chronologically, each two-page spread features a text (with date) on one page, and a full illustration or photograph on the facing page. Over 250 of the most intriguing chemistry milestones are included! 528 indexed pages, hardcover with dust jacket. 7.75" x 8.75".

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 528
Vendor: Sterling
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.44 X 7.33 (inches)
ISBN: 1454911808
ISBN-13: 9781454911807
Series: Sterling Milestones

Publisher's Description

From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological advances. Covering entertaining stories and unexpected applications, chemist and journalist Derek B. Lowe traces the most important—and surprising—chemical discoveries.

Author Bio

Since 1989, chemist Derek B. Lowe, has worked for several major pharmaceutical companies on drug discovery projects against schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases. After receiving his PhD in chemistry from Duke University, he was awarded a Humboldt fellowship to do postdoctoral research in Germany and has since handled almost 50 elements of the Periodic table. His columns on organic and medicinal chemistry are featured in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemistry World, and he has served on the advisory board for Chemical & Engineering News. Having written daily for the popular "In the Pipeline" blog ( for over 12 years, Lowe is also a science blog pioneer with 6,000-plus Twitter followers. He lives in MA.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search