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ChemistryA Very Short Introduction

Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
Published Online: 
Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782459
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199683970
Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction encourages us to look at chemistry anew, through a chemist's eyes, in order to understand its central concepts and to see how it contributes towards our ... More
CrystallographyA Very Short Introduction

Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction  

A. M. Glazer

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191787072
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717591.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198717591
Crystals have fascinated us for centuries with their beauty and symmetry, and have often been invested with magical powers. The development of X-ray diffraction heralded the scientific ... More
The ElementsA Very Short Introduction

The Elements: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Ball

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192840998
The Elements: A Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. ... More
The Laws of ThermodynamicsA Very Short Introduction

The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777608
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199572199.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199572199
The Laws of Thermodynamics: A Very Short Introduction explains how the laws of thermodynamics establish fundamental concepts such as temperature and heat, and the nature of energy itself. ... More
MineralsA Very Short Introduction

Minerals: A Very Short Introduction  

David Vaughan

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2014
Published Online: 
Oct 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682843.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199682843
Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to understand. ... More
MoleculesA Very Short Introduction

Molecules: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Ball

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2003
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776724
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854308.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192854308
Molecules: A Very Short Introduction investigates the nature of molecules and how molecular structures and activities underlie the properties of materials and the processes of life. A ... More
Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Organic Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Graham Patrick

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191820779
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198759775.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198759775
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of compounds of carbon. As well as being central to life, in the form of large molecules such as nucleic acids and proteins, organic compounds are ... More
The Periodic TableA Very Short Introduction

The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction  

Eric R. Scerri

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777783
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199582495.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199582495
The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table, and how the deeper meaning of its structure ... More
Physical ChemistryA Very Short Introduction

Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199689095
With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there ... More
WaterA Very Short Introduction

Water: A Very Short Introduction  

John Finney

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785597
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198708728
Water dominates the surface of Earth and is vital to life on our planet. It is a remarkable liquid that shows anomalous behaviour. Water: A Very Short Introduction introduces the science of ... More

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