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Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names
     

Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names

by Paul W May
 
This popular science book shows that chemists do have a sense of humor, and this book is a celebration of the quirky side of scientific nomenclature. Here, some molecules are shown that have unusual, rude, ridiculous or downright silly names. Written in an easy-to-read style, anyone — not just scientists — can appreciate the content. Each molecule is

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This popular science book shows that chemists do have a sense of humor, and this book is a celebration of the quirky side of scientific nomenclature. Here, some molecules are shown that have unusual, rude, ridiculous or downright silly names. Written in an easy-to-read style, anyone — not just scientists — can appreciate the content. Each molecule is illustrated with a photograph and/or image that relates directly or indirectly to its name and molecular structure. Thus, the book is not only entertaining, but also educational.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848162075
Publisher:
Imperial College Press
Publication date:
08/25/2008
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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