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Includes specially selected articles that previously appeared in The Chemical Intelligencer magazine published (1995-2000). Excerp... Weiterlesen
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Includes specially selected articles that previously appeared in The Chemical Intelligencer magazine published (1995-2000). Excerpts of these Editor's choice chapters chronicle the culture and history of chemistry, featuring great chemists and discoverers. Contributors from among the best-known authors of the chemistry community, including numerous Nobel laureates. Features behind the scenes stories about pivotal discoveries, intricacies of laboratory life and interactions among scientists, favorite recipes of renowned researchers, life histories and anecdotes. Chapters detail the human side of science but also present scientific information communicated in an easy-to-perceive and entertaining way. This unique book is not only aimed at chemists but individuals who are interested in the cultural aspects of our science.


Istvan Hargittai, PhD, DSc, is Professor Emeritus (Active) of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea (London) and foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He is Dr.h.c. of Moscow State University, the University of North
Carolina, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Structural Chemistry, an international research journal by Springer-Verlag. He was the Founding
Editor of The Chemical Intelligencer during its entire existence.
Balazs Hargittai, PhD (University of Minnesota), is Professor of Chemistry of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. He is also Associate Dean, School of Sciences, and Director of the Office of Student Research of Saint Francis University. He was coauthor of Candid Science V (Imperial College Press, London) and of Great Minds--Reflections of 111 Top Scientists (OUP New York). He has been active in writing about
scientists in addition to his research and teaching. He was a member of the board of The Chemical Intelligencer during its entire existence (for the last years, also, a column
editor)

Autorentext
Istvan Hargittai, PhD, DSc, is Professor Emeritus (Active) of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Academia Europaea (London) and foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He is Dr.h.c. of Moscow State University, the University of North
Carolina, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Structural Chemistry, an international research journal by Springer-Verlag. He was the Founding
Editor of The Chemical Intelligencer during its entire existence.

Balazs Hargittai, PhD (University of Minnesota), is Professor of Chemistry of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. He is also Associate Dean, School of Sciences, and Director of the Office of Student Research of Saint Francis University. He was coauthor of Candid Science V (Imperial College Press, London) and of Great Minds--Reflections of 111 Top Scientists (OUP New York). He has been active in writing about
scientists in addition to his research and teaching. He was a member of the board of The Chemical Intelligencer during its entire existence (for the last years, also, a column
editor)

Inhalt
Kuchitsu, Training of a Molecular Scientist, East and West, 1995(1), 6-10.--The personal development of a scientist, Japanese style. Mackay, The Lab, 1995(1), 12-18.- How research operated in Britain and in particular around J.D. Bernal.-Hargittai, When Resonance Made Waves, 1995(1), 34-37.- Ideological struggle poisoned science in Stalin's Soviet empire.- Klotz, Wit and Wisdom of Albert Szent-Györgyi, 1995(1), 40-43.- The human side of a great scientist.-Blake, The Chemistry of Good Taste, 1995(2), 50-55.- Experience of the cooking chemist.-Seaborg, Gilbert Newton Lewis, 1995(3), 27-37.- Personal encounters with one of the trendsetters of modern chemistry.- Applewhite, The Naming of Buckminsterfullerene, 1995(3), 52-54.- R. Buckminster Fuller's close associate narrates what is in the name of C60.-Hargittai, Peace through Chemistry, 1995(3), 55-56.- The artist Roy Lichtenstein's meeting with chemistry.- Cram, Spherand, 1995(3), 58.-Scientists have favorite molecules.- Klotz, Water, Superwaters, and polywater, 1995(4), 34-41.- The peculiar properties of water have inspired bogus discoveries.1996-Pauling, The Discovery of the Alpha Helix, 1996(1), 32-38.- A great chemist's posthumous paper of historical significance.Mackay, Food for Thought, 1996(1), 52-54.- Social activities facilitate scientific exchange and generating novel ideas.- Hoffmann, The Difference between Art and Science, 1996(1), 55.- The Nobel laureate chemist is also a noted poet.- Hargittai and Domenicano, System of Elements in Anagni, 1996(1), 56.A 13th century fresco depicts four element and their relationships.- Lambert, Shakespeare and Thermodynamics, 1996(2), 20-25.About communicating scientific concepts to non-scientists.-Koz'min, Quadruple Metal Metal Bond.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Culture of Chemistry
Untertitel: The Best Articles on the Human Side of 20th-Century Chemistry from the Archives of the Chemical Intelligencer
Editor:
EAN: 9781489975652
ISBN: 978-1-4899-7565-2
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: Chemie
Anzahl Seiten: 316
Veröffentlichung: 20.04.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 40.9 MB