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Molecules at an Exhibition: Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life , Emsley, John
1 Molecules at an Exhibition: Portraits of Intriguing Materials in Everyday Life  Emsley, John
0198502664 / 9780198502661 Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1998 Oxford University Press. No additional printings indicated. Light edge-crumpling to jacket. Small, faint stain at bottom edge of inside back cover. Otherwise very clean; no marks in text; pages bright; binding tight. 250 pages; Index; Book List. Language: English. 'What ingredient in Coke can remove rust from chrome (it is also in all anti-rust paints)? What is the bitterest substance on earth? What is the worst smelling one? In this entertaining and informative tour of chemistry, John Emsley answers these and many other curious questions as he illuminates the materials that make up our world. Here are dozens of lively articles that explore such well-known molecules as water, oxygen, glass, and iron, such highly versatile plastics as polypropylene, polystyrene, and polyurethane, even such elements from hell as Sarin (extremely lethal nerve gas) or thallium sulphate (a poison used by Iraqi security forces to eliminate the opposition). With no chemical formulas, equations, or molecular diagrams to baffle the non-expert, each piece blends history (who discovered it and how), science, and anecdote, with many intriguing facts added to the mix.'--from the publisher. Keywords: chemist, popular science, layman.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Principles of Ionic Organic Reactions , Alexander, Elliot R.
2 Principles of Ionic Organic Reactions  Alexander, Elliot R.
Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1950 John Wiley & Sons. Jacket very tattered--large chunks gone from spine, back. Superclean; no marks; pages bright. Slight spine tilt. Great reading / research copy. 318 pages; Indexes. Language: English. Navy-blue cloth-covered boards with gilt titles on spine. From jacket front: 'A discussion, from the organic chemist's point of view, of the reaction mechanisms which seem plausible for a number of the most important ionic organic reactions. Also, presented are the chemical facts which support these ideas.' Keywords: Grignard, Claisen, condensation, etherification, esterification, aromatic substitution, ion, sequence. No ISBN.  
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The Chemist in Three Wars: A Paper Read Before the American Institute of Chemists at Chicago, September 18, 1942 , Eisenschiml, Otto
3 The Chemist in Three Wars: A Paper Read Before the American Institute of Chemists at Chicago, September 18, 1942  Eisenschiml, Otto
Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover booklet with stapled binding. No publishing information provided. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. 35 pages. Language: English. 'In the Civil War three chemists kept the South in the running until the end; one chemist in the North made the United States independent of the most critical foreign material. In the first World War, a German chemist almost decided the issue in favor of his country through one brilliant thought. ... Our enemies have had the initiative in every theater of this war so far.... But we have no excuse whatever for letting the initiative slip from our hands in the chemical field; it is an even race....'--from page 35. Eisenschiml (1880-1963) was an Austrian-born industrial chemist and president of the Scientific Oil Compounding Company. An amateur historian who was especially interested in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, he wrote several books about the Civil War. In his 1937 book, Why Was Lincoln Murdered?, he suggested that Secretary of War Edwin Stanton had conspired to kill the president. Eisenschiml's book inspired the 1977 book The Lincoln Conspiracy, by David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, and later the movie. This booklet is interesting in that it, in part, combines the author's primary interests of chemistry and the Civil War. Uncommon title. Keywords: America, U.S., warfare, military, organic, inorganic, history, technology, invention, engineer, process, processing, ordnance, gunpowder, saltpeter, mercury, industrialization, development, Josiah Gorgas, Gabriel J. Rains, John William Mallett, Lammot DuPont, War Between the States, Second, I, II, poison, gas, chlorine, Allies, Allied, Germany, oil, rubber, substitute, synthetic, science. No ISBN.  
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements  Atkins, P. W.
Very Good.  
Hardcover. 3rd printing HARDCOVER w/ jacket (now out-of-print) 1995. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Very clean; never read. Gift-giving condition. 163pp, Index, Further Reading, B/W figures. Science Masters series.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Story of the Amino Acids, Merck and Co.
5 The Story of the Amino Acids Merck and Co.
Acceptable. 
Paperback. Spiral-bound softcover published 1940 by Merck and Co., Rahway, NJ. Back cover apparently MISSING. Small rips to top edge of last page. Text intact; no marks; pages bright; binding sound. Great vintage reading / research copy. Slim book with card-stock front cover. 40 pages; Index; 5 handsome full-page black-and-white photos of scientists in labs; 1 photo of Merck plant smokestacks. Language: English. Covers amino acid history, classification, and constitution; isolation and synthesis; identification and estimation; biochemistry and use in nutrition; physiological significance. Keywords: science, chemist, biochemist, laboratory, pharmaceutical, drug, industry, research, researcher, investigational trial, metabolism, New Jersey, retro, 1940s, Forties, '40s. No ISBN. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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