BN.com Gift Guide

The Basics Of Chemistry

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7717)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse.

Ships from: Portland, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(60732)

Condition: Acceptable
Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(10105)

Condition: Very Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the ... name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Auburn, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(3465)

Condition: Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS expedited shipping available (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes). Used sticker & some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not ... include working access code or dust jacket Read more Show Less

Ships from: Columbia, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(11039)

Condition: Acceptable
A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable.

Ships from: Atlanta, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(23772)

Condition: Acceptable
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(60732)

Condition: Good
Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$20.03
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17783)

Condition: Acceptable
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$29.54
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(4)

Condition: Good
2003-06-30 Hardcover Good Expedited shipping is available for this item!

Ships from: Burbank, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$86.95
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(49494)

Condition: Very Good
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access ... code or dust jacket. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Columbia, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Written for students beginning a formal study of chemistry, this volume encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Chapters are devoted to topics such as the atom, elements and the periodic table, bonding, equilibrium and kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Several chapters discuss broad areas of chemistry including organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, and industrial chemistry. Illustrations and diagrams help the student understand chemical structures and reactions, and numerous tables present a wealth of reference information.

The historical developments of chemical concepts are traced, and biographical information is provided on key individuals responsible for the development of modern chemistry. Appendices include an extensive bibliography, a glossary of over 400 chemical terms, an overview of Nobel laureates in chemistry, and an element reference table. This book will be of use not only to students, but also to anyone seeking an overview of the field. Teachers of all grades can use Basics of Chemistry as a practical general reference.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The first entry in the publisher's new four-volume "Basics of the Hard Sciences" series, this book covers material that might be taught in a high-school or college general chemistry course. While the first chapters are explicitly historical, the remaining ones also parallel the historical progress of the science, introducing concepts in order of their discovery or development. The penultimate chapter presents 22 simple chemical activities and may be of use to instructors as classroom demonstrations. Although described in the preface as a general reference book, this work is more akin to a traditional textbook in general tone, scope, and arrangement, though it lacks end-of-the-chapter exercises. Unlike most reference books, material is not presented in discrete articles, there are no cross references, and a single selected bibliography is appended. Other appendixes include a glossary, a brief timeline, and a list of chemistry Nobel laureates. Separate subject and author (more accurately, "personal name") indexes are provided. Recommended as a basic overview for public, school, or undergraduate libraries, but not for reference collections. [The other volumes in the series will cover earth science, biology, and physics.-Ed.]-Wade M. Lee, Univ. of Toledo Libs., OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Peleliu is a tiny coral island 500 miles from the Philippines on which over 1500 Americans lost their lives in World War II. The invasion, furiously opposed by Admiral Halsey as unnecessary and costly, was championed by Maj. Gen. William H. Rupertus, who predicted a simple two-day victory but during the vital planning took a month's furlough in Washington to visit his new wife and infant son. The battle took over two months, and thousands of soldiers and marines were seriously wounded in pursuit of a dubious prize: 6400 acres of inverted coral. The Pacific war was moving too quickly, and Peleliu became an afterthought even before it was invaded, a tragedy for the many heroes who died there. Hallas writes with meticulous care and intense feeling for the courageous men who fought a war where there never should have been one. His anger permeates his description of administrative defects and the eventual awarding of the Distinguished Service Medal to Rupertus. The pity is that Peleliu is a stranger to most of us, even those who have fought in the war. Recommended for public libraries. [Previewed in ``World War II: Fifty Years After D-Day,'' LJ 4/1/94, p.110-111; for more titles on the war in the Pacific, see ``The Day of Infamy in Print,'' LJ 9/1/91, p.206-207.]-Ralph DeLucia, Willoughby Wallace Lib., Branford, Ct.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Neither textbooks nor encyclopedic reference works, these titles may prove difficult to use. Each one covers the history, key people, and concepts of its subject in generally readable but long chapters that read like review material or supplementary explanations; however, neither is for casual readers. Earth covers geologic time, the forces and processes of geology, the structure and resources of the Earth, life, water, and the atmosphere. Chemistry includes atoms, molecules, elements, and compounds; states of matter, bonding, and solutions; kinetics and heat; acids/bases; electrochemistry; nuclear, environmental, organic, and biochemistry; and the chemical industry and careers. Reasonable and informative project ideas are included in each, with adequate instructions for completion. The utilitarian articles range from approximately 10 to 50 pages, and while they outline their topics well, they do not lend themselves to ready-reference use. Some concepts beg for more explanation. Graphs, tables, and charts are informative, although there are some gaps: oddly, Chemistry, although it includes a list of the elements with their symbols, atomic numbers, and mass, does not include a complete Periodic Table of the Elements. The bibliography includes resources published in 2002. Serviceable introductions.-Jeffrey A. French, Euclid Public Library, OH Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Booknews
A thoroughly researched reconstruction of a largely overlooked tragedy of WW II, a costly and protracted battle fought in September 1944 on a coral island 500 miles east of the Philippines. The author draws on interviews with survivors as well as archival research to document the events. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

"The text provides a unique approach to learning introductory level chemistry by imparting key chemistry concepts and principals derived from laboratory experiments, case studies of landmark scientific discoveries, as well as observations of common everyday life experiences. This is a good general level chemisrty textbook for learning or reviewing fundamental chemistry concepts. It highly recommended for all school, public, and academic libraries."

-

Claudine Jenda, Agriculture Librarian, Auburn University

"Recommended as a basic overview for public, school, or undergraduate libraries."

-

Library Journal

"Basics of Chemistry introduces the basic concepts that high school and college students should master as a foundation to understanding the world of chemistry around them or for continuing studies in chemistry and related areas….The text provides a unique approach to learning introductory level chemistry by imparting key chemistry concerpts and principles derived from laboratory experiments, case studies of landmark scientitic discoveries, as well as observations of common everyday life experiences. This is a good general level chemistry textbook for learning or reviewing fundamental chemistry concepts. It is highly recommended for all school, public and academic libraries."

-

E-Streams

"An account of what chemistry is and what chemists do as opposed to a text of how to do chemistry, this engaging introduction to the field is at its best when speaking historically….Myers does a good job in providing an appropriate, introductory level of detail, choosing to err on the side of clear, general descriptions as opposed to subtle, difficult reasoning….for the beginner, the book will provide insight and motivation for further study. Recommended. General readers."

-

Choice

"[W]ell written and describes most basics of introductory chemistry….[t]his book would be a good general reference to either the library or a professor's book collection."

-

Chemical Educaion Today

"Richard Myers' writing style makes you want to keep reading this enjoyable book."

-

Library Media Connection

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313316647
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2003
  • Series: Basics of the Hard Sciences Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD MYERS is Professor of Environmental Science at Alaska Pacific University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in chemistry, statistics, and environmental science. Dr. Myers' published research includes work on air quality, water quality, science education, and science and the humanities.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Chemistry and Its Divisions

A Brief History of Chemistry

The Birth of Modern Chemistry

The Atom

Atoms Combined

Elements and the Periodic Table

Chemical Bonding

Intermolecular Forces and States of Matter

Gases

Solutions

Kinetics and Equilibrium

Acids and Bases

Electrochemistry

Organic Chemistry

Biochemistry

Nuclear Chemistry

Environmental Chemistry

The Chemical Industry

Chemistry Experiments

A Future in Chemistry

Glossary

Brief Timeline in Chemistry

Nobel Laureates in Chemistry

Selected Bibliography

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2008

    A reviewer

    At a glance, this book seems to resemble my AP Chem textbook. I have not taken chem prior to AP, and would recommend that anyone in the same situation take a look at this book. It may be useful in preparing over the summer, or just reviewing before a test. It focuses on many historical aspects, which are not very important for AP Chem. There are books for the other sciences, so for the other AP's you might want to check them out. - A Mid-Year 10th Grade AP Chem Student

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)