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  • Superfoods, Silkworms, and Spandex

    Science and Pseudoscience in Everyday Life

    In this new collection of bite-size pop science essays, bestselling author, chemistry professor, and radio broadcaster Dr. Joe Schwarcz shows that you can find science virtually anywhere you look. And the closer you look, the more fascinating it becomes. In this volume, we look through our magnifying glass at maraschino cherries, frizzy hair, duct tape, pickle juice, yellow school buses, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Biochemistry: A Very Short Introduction

    by Mark Lorch ...
    Series series Very Short Introductions
    Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring From the simplest bacteria to humans, all living things are composed of cells of one type or another, all of which have fundamentally the same chemistry. This chemistry must provide mechanisms that allow cells to interact with the external world, a means to power the cell, machinery to carry out varied processes within the cell, a structure ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Beyond Oil and Gas

    The Methanol Economy

    Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this bestseller discusses the concept and ongoing development of using methanol and derived dimethyl ether as a transportation fuel, energy storage medium, and as a chemical raw material to replace fossil fuels.The contents have been expanded by 35% with new and up to date coverage on energy storage, methanol from biomass and waste products, as ... Read more

    $47.00 USD

  • Pool Care For Dummies

    Crystal-clear advice for maintaining a crystal-clear swimming poolKeeping a swimming pool ready for use requires some chemistry know-how, an understanding of how pool mechanics work, and some time spent doing good old-fashioned cleaning work. Pool Care For Dummies offers a reliable, comprehensive resource for building the knowledge that lets you turn pool maintenance into a do-it-yourself task. ... Read more

    $15.00 USD

  • The Science of Everyday Life

    Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine

    by Marty Jopson ...
    Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a freaky liquid? Or why chillies and mustard are both hot but in different ways? Or why microwaves don't cook from the inside out?In this fascinating scientific tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round Science Bloke Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these, and many more, baffling questions about the chemistry and ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Nose Dive

    A Field Guide to the World's Smells

    by Harold McGee ...
    The ultimate guide to the smells of the universe – the ambrosial to the malodorous, and everything in between – from the author of the acclaimed culinary guides On Food and Cooking and Keys to Good CookingFrom Harold McGee, James Beard Award-winning author and leading expert on the science of food and cooking, comes an extensive exploration of the long-overlooked world of smell. In Nose Dive, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Practical Process Research and Development

    A guide for Organic Chemists

    Designed to provide a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to organic process research and development in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical, and agricultural chemical industries, this book describes the steps taken, following synthesis and evaluation, to bring key compounds to market in a cost-effective manner. It describes hands-on, step-by-step, approaches to solving process development problems ... Read more

    $112.99 USD

  • Introduction to Strategies for Organic Synthesis

    Bridging the Gap Between Organic Chemistry Fundamentals and Advanced Synthesis ProblemsIntroduction to Strategies of Organic Synthesis bridges the knowledge gap between sophomore-level organic chemistry and senior-level or graduate-level synthesis to help students more easily adjust to a synthetic chemistry mindset. Beginning with a thorough review of reagents, functional groups, and their ... Read more

    $60.00 USD

  • The Alchemy of Air

    A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

    by Thomas Hager ...
    A sweeping history of tragic genius, cutting-edge science, and the Haber-Bosch discovery that changed billions of lives—including your own.At the dawn of the twentieth century, humanity was facing global disaster: Mass starvation was about to become a reality. A call went out to the world’ s scientists to find a solution.This is the story of the two men who found it: brilliant, self-important ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained

    "Like having a scientist at your side to answer your questions in plain, non-technical language."—Science NewsWhy is red meat red? How do they decaffeinate coffee? Do you wish you understood the science of food but don't want to plow through dry, technical books? In What Einstein Told His Cook, University of Pittsburgh chemistry professor emeritus and award-winning Washington Post food columnist ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Ingredients

    A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products

    In the bestselling tradition of The Elements and Salt Sugar Fat, an unprecedented visual exploration of what is really inside our food, setting the record straight on the controversial and fascinating science of chemical and synthetic additives in processed food—from Twinkies and McNuggets to organic protein bars and healthy shakes.What’s really in your food?We’ve all read the ingredients label on ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Monkeys, Myths, and Molecules

    Separating Fact from Fiction in the Science of Everyday Life

    **The bestselling popular science author “****has made it his mission to tackle myths about science and the so-called experts who spread them” (**CBC Radio).The internet is a powerful beast when it comes to science; the answer to any query you may have is just a few keystrokes away. But when there are multiple answers from various sources, how do we know what information is reliable? In Monkeys, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Case Against Sugar

    by Gary Taubes ...
    From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening exposé that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick.Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Is That a Fact?

    Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life

    The bestselling “quackbuster” and “tireless tub-thumper against pseudoscience” fishes for the facts in a flood of misinformation (Maclean’s).Eat this and live to 100. Don’t, and die. Today, hyperboles dominate the media, which makes parsing science from fiction an arduous task when deciding what to eat, what chemicals to avoid, and what’s best for the environment. In Is That a Fact?, bestselling ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chemistry Study Guide: Atom Structure, Chemical Series, Bond, Molecular Geometry, Stereochemistry, Reactions, Acids And Bases, Electrochemistry. (Mobi Study Guides)

    Boost Your grades with Chemistry Study Guide. Navigate from table of contents or search for words or phrases.Audience:Intended for everyone interested in Chemistry, particularly undergraduate and graduate science students, medical students, nursing students, physician assistants students, and advanced high school students.FEATURES:- Atomic structure - Chemical interactions and bonding - ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Napoleon's Buttons

    Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined what we now eat, drink, and wear. A change ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Chemistry

    by BarCharts,Inc ...
    This guide is essential for students or individual looking for Chemistry knowledge. The QuickStudy Chemistry guide includes information on: atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, atomic quantum numbers/orbitals, electronic atoms, types of matter/reactions, physical processes, nomenclature/stoichiometry, chemical interactions/bonding models, gasesthermodynamics/theories and much more! ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Dr. Joe & What You Didn't Know

    177 Fascinating Questions & Answers about the Chemistry of Everyday Life

    The mythbuster and bestselling popular science author of A Grain of Salt tackles questions that show the scientific underpinnings of our culture.Dr. Joe & What You Didn’t Know acts as both the source and satiation of scientific curiosity through a series of 177 chemistry-related questions and answers designed to both inform and entertain. From the esoteric to the everyday, the topics Dr. Joe ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Secrets of Alchemy

    Series series Synthesis
    "This elegant, readable book…covers the history of alchemy from its shadowy origins in Hellenistic Egypt to its scholarly recovery in the 20th century” (Anthony Grafton, Science).In The Secrets of Alchemy, science historian and practicing chemist Lawrence M. Principe dispels commonly held misconceptions about alchemy and sheds light on what it was, how it began, and how it influenced a range of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Chemistry Book

    From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

    by Derek B Lowe ...
    Series series Union Square & Co. Milestones
    An engaging and lushly illustrated guide to the greatest achievements, discoveries, and innovations in the world of chemistry.This authoritative volume traces the history of chemistry from ancient observations to cutting edge experiments, presenting a total of 250 milestones. From iron smelting to the discovery of the atom, and from fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, The ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chemistry Equations & Answers

    by BarCharts,Inc ...
    This study guide contains basic chemistry analysis and concepts designed specifically to aid science students. This guide is and comes with three punched holes for easy use. ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution (Great Discoveries)

    Series Book 0 - Great Discoveries
    “Fresh . . . solid . . . full of suspense and intrigue.”—Publishers WeeklyAntoine Lavoisier reinvented chemistry, overthrowing the long-established principles of alchemy and inventing an entirely new terminology, one still in use by chemists. Madison Smartt Bell’s enthralling narrative reads like a race to the finish line, as the very circumstances that enabled Lavoisier to secure his reputation ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • A Perfect Red

    Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire

    “You’ll finish [Greenfield’s] book with new respect for color, especially for red. With A Perfect Red, she does for it what Mark Kurlansky in Salt did for that common commodity.”—Houston ChronicleInterweaving mystery, empire, and adventure, Amy Butler Greenfield’s masterful popular history offers a window onto a world far different from our own: a world in which the color red was rare and precious ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Beauty of Chemistry

    Art, Wonder, and Science

    by Philip Ball ...
    A “visual tour through the under-appreciated chemical beauty that surrounds us,” with astonishing photographs of the scientific processes that create snowflakes, bubbles, flames, and other natural wonders (WIRED)Chemistry is not just about microscopic atoms doing inscrutable things; it is the process that makes flowers and galaxies. We rely on it for bread-baking, vegetable-growing, and producing ... Read more

    $30.99 USD