Abstracted from the comprehensive record of the annual prizes, reprints and sometimes translates into English the lectures given by the winners of the Nobel Prize for chemistry upon the presentation. Also includes biographies of the winners and photographs of them. Examples include Richard A. Ernst talking about nuclear magnetic resonance Fourier transform spectroscopy, Michael Smith about synthetic DNA and biology, and Mario J. Molina about polar ozone depletion. Most include references. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.