All About Chemistry

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241250587

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 4796

An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston, All about Chemistry answers all those intriguing questions your kids ask... Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? All About Chemistry takes an amazing look at the what, why and how of science. From the geeky Greeks to explosive elements kids can enter a world of discovery as they find out the extraordinary way our world works. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.
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It's Elementary!

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405358040

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 95

View: 1032

An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston - now in paperback How do you make a dog? Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? It's Elementary! takes an amazing look at the stuff that stuff is made of. Discover the elements that make up everything from you to your dog! See what the elements are, how they were discovered and the extraordinary ways they affect our lives. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.
Posted in Chemical elements

All About Physics

Author: Richard Hammond

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241245524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 3463

Richard Hammond explains All About Physics in this popular, award-winning series, from the discoveries of ancient Greece to Einstein via Galileo and Newton. Physics doesn't just happen in a lab - it happens in the kitchen, in your bath, in a car! Join a thrilling high-energy journey through time, space and beyond and find out about the physical forces that make our world what it is. Find out how science affects everything, from roller-coasters to fighter pilots. Crammed with fascinating physics facts and interactive experiments. A totally cool look at physics!
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What's Chemistry All About?

What's Science All About?

Author: Alex Frith,Lisa Jane Gillespie,Adam Larkum

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409585328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 4042

An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure, radiation and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. Simple experiments are provided to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites are provided so readers can find out more. Full colour ebook best viewed on a tablet.
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All about Biology

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241243695

Category: Biology

Page: 96

View: 1520

"What makes Earth an ideal place for life to survive? Professor Robert Winston will take kids back to Earth's beginnings showing how organisms live and survive inaAll About Biology. From the very big to the microscopic, meet the animals, plants, fungi and bacteria that play an important role in sustaining life on Earth. Packed with colourful images, facts and stats,aAll About Biologyaintroduces the features and characteristics of the six main kingdoms of life. Help your child discover how life began and just what it means to be alive today. "
Posted in Biology

Chemistry for Beginners

Author: Anthony Strong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416987185

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1207

In this charming, boy-meets-girl-in-a-sex-study love story, a clueless scientist falls for his most incurable patient and learns that romance is far more than a simple solution to a chemical equation. Dr. Steven J. Fisher is fascinated by the elusive nature of the female orgasm, passionately proclaiming it “the last great unexplored territory.” But for all of his scientific candor about human sexuality in the lab, Dr. Fisher is really just a shy chemist who is a beginner in the ways of love. Trock, a major pharmaceutical company, has sponsored his Oxford research team to develop the first pill to cure Female Sexual Dysfunction, and Dr. Fisher is just weeks away from launching his miracle cure at their upcoming conference. When a beautiful and brilliant (and orgasmically challenged) Ph.D. student named Annie begins participating in his study, everything Dr. Fisher thinks he knows about women is turned on its head—and his research becomes more and more complicated with the addition of her perplexing data. Is it the pill making her feel this way, or is it love? What scientific phenomenon can explain the changes in his own feelings? With pressure mounting from the Trock, Annie’s mystery must be solved by any means possible. Cleverly presented through excerpts from Steven’s clinical study and Annie’s blog entries—Chemistry for Beginners gets to the heart of what makes us all tick, showing that love is in fact, all about chemistry.
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Why Chemical Reactions Happen

Author: James Keeler,Peter Wothers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199249733

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

View: 2181

Discusses chemical reactions, examining the bonding in molecules, how molecules interact, what determines whether an interaction is favourable or not, and what the outcome will be.
Posted in Philosophy

All About Money

Author: Alvin Hall

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241250595

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 1153

A treasure trove of advice from financial expert and TV presenter, Alvin Hall, All About Money answers the tough questions kids have about money. Money might make the world go around, but only if you know how to use it, and who better to teach your child all about finance than TV presenter and financial expert Alvin Hall. They'll enter the world of business and economics, learning about how money works, from its history to how it grows. Your child will understand the money in their pocket, the cost of living and much more with All About Money. An indispensable investment to get your child to understand money and finances - read it together and watch their money grow.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Periodic Table Book

A Visual Encyclopedia of the Elements

Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY P,Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241240434

Category:

Page: 208

View: 8560

The Periodic Table Book is the perfect visual guide to the chemical elements that make up our world. This eye-catching encyclopedia takes children on a visual tour of the 118 chemical elements of the periodic table, from argon to zinc. It explores the naturally occurring elements, as well as the man-made ones, and explains their properties and atomic structures. Using more than 1,000 full-colour photographs, The Periodic Table Book shows the many natural forms of each element, as well as a wide range of both everyday and unexpected objects in which it is found, making each element relevant for the child's world.
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All about Evolution

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241243664

Category: Evolution (Biology)

Page: 96

View: 7974

"Join Professor Robert Winston for an amazing look at the story of evolutionary science and the way Charles Darwin's revolutionary theories changed the world. Explore lands of fire, meet curious creatures, and peer into the future, as you follow Darwin on his epic voyage in search of the origins of species. Discover how previous thinkers believed life began and the dramatic developments since Darwin's era. Find out how theories developed after Darwin, with modern scientists revealing the secrets of genes and DNA and showing what lies in the future. It's the origins of you, your friends, and every living thing on Earth! "
Posted in Evolution (Biology)

Transforming Matter

A History of Chemistry from Alchemy to the Buckyball

Author: Trevor H. Levere

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801866104

Category: Science

Page: 215

View: 6005

Chemistry explores the way atoms interact, the constitution of the stars, and the human genome. Knowledge of chemistry makes it possible for us to manufacture dyes and antibiotics, metallic alloys, and other materials that contribute to the necessities and luxuries of human life. In Transforming Matter, noted historian Trevor H. Levere emphasizes that understanding the history of these developments helps us to appreciate the achievements of generations of chemists. Levere examines the dynamic rise of chemistry from the study of alchemy in the seventeenth century to the development of organic and inorganic chemistry in the age of government-funded research and corporate giants. In the past two centuries, he points out, the number of known elements has quadrupled. And because of synthesis, chemistry has increasingly become a science that creates much of what it studies. Throughout the book, Levere follows a number of recurring themes: theories about the elements, the need for classification, the status of chemical science, and the relationship between practice and theory. He illustrates these themes by concentrating on some of chemistry's most influential and innovative practitioners. Transforming Matter provides an accessible and clearly written introduction to the history of chemistry, telling the story of how the discipline has developed over the years.
Posted in Science

Relevant Chemistry Education

From Theory to Practice

Author: Ingo Eilks,Avi Hofstein

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463001751

Category: Education

Page: 390

View: 1175

This book is aimed at chemistry teachers, teacher educators, chemistry education researchers, and all those who are interested in increasing the relevance of chemistry teaching and learning as well as students' perception of it. The book consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter focuses on a certain issue related to the relevance of chemistry education. These chapters are based on a recently suggested model of the relevance of science education, encompassing individual, societal, and vocational relevance, its present and future implications, as well as its intrinsic and extrinsic aspects. “Two highly distinguished chemical educators, Ingo Eilks and AviHofstein, have brought together 40 internationally renowned colleagues from 16 countries to offer an authoritative view of chemistry teaching today. Between them, the authors, in 20 chapters, give an exceptional description of the current state of chemical education and signpost the future in both research and in the classroom. There is special emphasis on the many attempts to enthuse students with an understanding of the central science, chemistry, which will be helped by having an appreciation of the role of the science in today’s world. Themes which transcend all education such as collaborative work, communication skills, attitudes, inquiry learning and teaching, and problem solving are covered in detail and used in the context of teaching modern chemistry. The book is divided into four parts which describe the individual, the societal, the vocational and economic, and the non-formal dimensions and the editors bring all the disparate leads into a coherent narrative, that will be highly satisfying to experienced and new researchers and to teachers with the daunting task of teaching such an intellectually demanding subject. Just a brief glance at the index and the references will convince anyone interested in chemical education that this book is well worth studying; it is scholarly and readable and has tackled the most important issues in chemical education today and in the foreseeable future.” – Professor David Waddington, Emeritus Professor in Chemistry Education, University of York, United Kingdom
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The Chemistry Maths Book

Author: Erich Steiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199205356

Category: Mathematics

Page: 668

View: 3361

The Chemistry Maths Book provides a complete course companion suitable for students at all levels. All the most useful and important topics are covered, with numerous examples of applications in chemistry and the physical sciences. Taking a clear, straightforward approach, the book develops ideas in a logical, coherent way, allowing students progressively to build a thorough working understanding of the subject. Topics are organized into three parts: algebra, calculus, differential equations, and expansions in series; vectors, determinants and matrices; and numerical analysis and statistics. The extensive use of examples illustrates every important concept and method in the text, and are used to demonstrate applications of the mathematics in chemistry and several basic concepts in physics. The exercises at the end of each chapter, are an essential element of the development of the subject, and have been designed to give students a working understanding of the material in the text. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre features the following resources: - Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download - Full worked solutions to all end of chapter exercises
Posted in Mathematics

Examkrackers 1001 Questions in MCAT Chemistry

Author: Scott Calvin,Jonathan Orsay,Jordan Zaretsky

Publisher: Osote Pub

ISBN: 9781893858220

Category: Study Aids

Page: 152

View: 7314

Posted in Study Aids

All about Your Brain

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241243596

Category:

Page: 96

View: 5322

Discover why you do what you do Join Professor Robert Winston and introduce your child to the most powerful, complicated computer network that exists - their brain. From what the different parts of the brain do and why it changes at different stages in a person's life, All About Your Brain uncovers the amazing things your brain does while you are awake and asleep. All About Your Brain packed with amazing illustrations and fascinating facts like why bird song is similar to human speech and what makes animals yawn. As well as fun brainteasers to test your child's memory, perception, reasoning and reactions.
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Chemistry

Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity (International Edition)

Author: Peter G. Mahaffy,Bob Bucat,Roy Tasker,Paul M. Treichel,John C. Kotz,Gabriela C. Weaver,John McMurry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780176684082

Category: Chemistry

Page: 1312

View: 4177

Taking an evidence-first big picture approach, Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity encourages students to think like a chemist, develop critical understanding of what chemistry is, why it is important and how chemists arrive at their discoveries. Flipping the traditional model of presenting facts and building to applications, this text begins with contexts that are real-life and matter to students – from doping in sports, to the chemistry behind the treads of wall-climbing robots. Informed by the latest chemical education research, Chemistry: Human Activity, Chemical Reactivity presents chemistry as the exciting, developing human activity that it is, rather than a body of facts, theories, and skills handed down from the past. Along with the innovative MindTap Reader and OWLv2 learning platform, this text uses unique case studies and critically acclaimed interactive e-resources to help students learn chemistry and how it is helping to address global challenges of the 21st century.
Posted in Chemistry

50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know

Author: Hayley Birch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848666683

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6290

Chemistry is at the cutting edge of our lives. How does a silicon chip work? How can we harness natural products to combat human disease? And is it possible to create artificial muscles? Providing answers to these questions and many more, 50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know is an engaging guide to the world of chemistry. From the molecules that kick-started life itself to nanotechnology, chemistry offers some fascinating insights into our origins, as well as continuing to revolutionize life as we know it. In 50 short instalments, this accessible book discusses everything from the arguments of the key thinkers to the latest research methods, using timelines to place each theory in context - telling you all you need to know about the most important ideas in chemistry, past and present. Contents include: Thermodynamics, Catalysts, Fermentation, Green Chemistry, Separation, Crystallography, Microfabrication, Computational Chemistry, Chemistry Occurring in Nature, Manmade Solutions: Beer, Plastic, Artificial Muscles and Hydrogen Future.
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Philosophy of Chemistry

Synthesis of a New Discipline

Author: Davis Baird,Eric Scerri,Lee McIntyre

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402032561

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 7200

This comprehensive volume marks a new standard in scholarship in the emerging field of the philosophy of chemistry. Philosophers, chemists, and historians of science ask some fundamental questions about the relationship between philosophy and chemistry.
Posted in Science

Constituents of Matter

Atoms, Molecules, Nuclei, and Particles

Author: Wilhelm Raith,Thomas Mulvey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849312021

Category: Science

Page: 902

View: 1425

Originally published as part of the renowned Bergmann-Schaefer textbook series on experimental physics, this volume fills an important void by providing a thorough treatment of the basic: atoms, molecules, nuclei, and particles. Written by experimentalists, it forms a unique compendium of our practical knowledge of the basic elements While keeping all of the rigor necessary for a clean treatment, the authors go beyond theory and describe major experimental results that give readers a clear view of the practical side of nature.
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Chemistry

Author: Ann Newmark

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756613853

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 434

"Discover the amazing workings of chemistry in every part of our lives"--Cover.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction