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A Dictionary of Science

Seventh Edition


Jonathan Law

March 2017

Oxford Quick Reference

This bestselling dictionary contains more than 9,500 entries on all aspects of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, computer science, and astronomy. With clear and concise definitions and recommended web links for many entries, this A-Z is a reliable reference work for science students as well as non-scientists.

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The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction


William H. Brock

January 2016

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction maps the historical development of chemistry from man's earliest exploration in the Stone Age to the nanotechnology of today's materials science. In this succinct but comprehensive overview Brock balances the approaches to - and interpretations of - the subject, revealing chemistry's rich and diverse history.

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Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction


Peter Atkins

February 2015

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Peter Atkins inspires us to look at chemistry through new eyes. Considering the remarkable achievements chemistry has made, he presents a fascinating, clear, and rigorous exploration of the world of chemistry - its structure, core concepts, and contributions to the material comfort and culture of the modern world.

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Chemical Structure and Reactivity: An Integrated Approach

Second Edition


James Keeler, Peter Wothers

October 2013

The only introductory text to take a truly integrated approach in explaining the fundamentals of chemistry.

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What is Chemistry?


Peter Atkins

August 2013

If humans had not harnessed chemistry, we would all literally still be living in the Stone Age. Peter Atkins celebrates the importance of this most fundamental science; and in non-technical lay language, he explains its concepts, components, and methods. A marvellous primer for anyone who would like to understand chemistry.

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Reactions: The private life of atoms


Peter Atkins

February 2013

Through an innovative combination of image and text, Peter Atkins explains the processes involved in chemical reactions. He introduces the 'tool kit' of basic reactions, such as precipitation, corrosion, and catalysis, and shows how these building blocks are brought together in more complex processes such as photosynthesis.

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The Elements: A Very Short Introduction


Philip Ball

April 2004

Very Short Introductions

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Molecules: A Very Short Introduction


Philip Ball

November 2003

Very Short Introductions

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