Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction

by Philip Ball

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ISBN-13: 9780191578410
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 11/27/2003
Series: Very Short Introductions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 965,262
File size: 19 MB
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About the Author

Philip Ball is a science writer and a consultant editor for Nature, where he was formerly an editor for physical science for over 10 years. He writes about all areas of science for the international press, and has broadcast on TV and radio. His previous books include Designing the Molecular World, The Self-Made Tapestry, H20:A Biography of Water and The Ingredients: A Guided Tour of the Elements . He holds a degree in chemistry from Oxford University and a doctorate in physics from Bristol University. He lives in London, where his Homunculus Theatre Company occasionally performs on a shoestring budget.

Table of Contents

1. Engineers of the Invisible: Making molecules
2. Vital Signs: The molecules of life
3. Take the Strain: Materials from molecules
4. The Burning Issue: Molecules and energy
5. Good Little Movers: Molecular motors
6. Delivering the Message: Molecular communication
7. The Chemical Computer: Molecular informatoin Notes and Further Reading

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Molecules: A Very Short Introduction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing and intresting book!!!! Very well writen I want more Philip Ball bookes on my Nook!!!!!! (It deservs those exclemation points!)
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
My training is in Physics, and I have not had a chance to read-up on Chemistry in a long while. I decided to read this book in order to get a better bird's eye view of what the modern Chemistry is up to these days. As such, this book was a great introduction, and brought me up to speed with some of the more recent developments. Thanks to this book and some other info I got, I was able to piece things together and figure out what some of the more advanced research in the conventional explosives is all about.
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