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".
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 importantand surprisingchemical discoveries.
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 (pipeline.corante.com) for over 12 years, Lowe is also a science blog pioneer with 6,000-plus Twitter followers. He lives in MA.