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

From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry As the central science that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical and technological ad

Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from water and glue to coffee and wine,

Elemental: How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything

If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic table holds the answers When the seventh row of the periodic table of elements was completed in June 2016 with the addition of four final elements nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson we at last could identify all the ingredients

How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do

Makes the science of plant processes accessible to home gardeners The American Gardener Why do container plants wilt even when they ve been regularly watered Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year Plant physiology the study of how living things function can solve t