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Elegant solutions : ten beautiful experiments in chemistry, Philip Ball

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Elegant solutions : ten beautiful experiments in chemistry
Title
Elegant solutions
Title remainder
ten beautiful experiments in chemistry
Statement of responsibility
Philip Ball
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Devising and performing a scientific experiment is an art, and it is common to hear scientists talk about the 'beauty' of an experiment. What does this mean in chemistry, the experimental science par excellence? And what are the most beautiful chemical experiments of all time? This book offers ten suggestions for where beauty might reside in experimental chemistry. In some cases the beauty lies in the clarity of conception; sometimes it is a feature of the instrumental design. But for chemistry, there can also be a unique beauty in the way atoms are put together to make new molecules, substances not known in nature. The ten experiments described here offer a window into the way that chemists think and work, and how what they do affects the rest of science and the wider world. This book aims to stimulate the reader to think anew about some of the relationships and differences between science and art, and to challenge some of the common notions about particular 'famous experiments'. Elegant Solutions: Ten Beautiful Experiments in Chemistry is accessible to all readers, including those without a scientific background and can provide an unusual point of entry into some of the basic concepts of chemistry. Phillip Ball is a renowned, prolific, award winning science writer
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Cataloging source
UKRSC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
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Ball, Philip
Dewey number
540.78
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD43
LC item number
.B35 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • SCIENCE
  • Science
  • Chemistry
Target audience
adult
Label
Elegant solutions : ten beautiful experiments in chemistry, Philip Ball
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is an experiment? What is beauty? -- Asking questions of nature -- How does your garden grow? -- An element compounded -- New light -- Radiation explained -- The elements came in one by one -- The chemical theatre -- Posing new questions -- Molecules take shape -- Myths and romances -- Life and how to make it -- Not so noble -- The art of making things -- Nature rebuilt -- Plato's molecules -- Chemical aesthetics
Control code
232637948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847552600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10.1039/9781847552600
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232637948
Label
Elegant solutions : ten beautiful experiments in chemistry, Philip Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is an experiment? What is beauty? -- Asking questions of nature -- How does your garden grow? -- An element compounded -- New light -- Radiation explained -- The elements came in one by one -- The chemical theatre -- Posing new questions -- Molecules take shape -- Myths and romances -- Life and how to make it -- Not so noble -- The art of making things -- Nature rebuilt -- Plato's molecules -- Chemical aesthetics
Control code
232637948
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 212 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781847552600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10.1039/9781847552600
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232637948

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