The Elements: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Philip Ball

By Philip Ball

This Very brief advent is a thrilling and non-traditional method of knowing the terminology, houses, and category of chemical components. It strains the historical past and cultural influence of the weather on humankind, and examines why humans have lengthy sought to spot the elements round them.

The publication contains chapters on specific parts akin to gold, iron, and oxygen, displaying how they formed tradition and expertise. taking a look past the Periodic desk, the writer examines our courting with topic, from the simple imaginative and prescient of the Greek philosophers, who believed there have been 4 elements--earth, air, hearth, and water--to the paintings of modern day scientists in growing components comparable to hassium and meitnerium. full of anecdotes, the weather is a hugely attractive and enjoyable exploration of the elemental query: what's the global made up of?

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History And Trends In Bioprocessing And Biotransformation by N.N. Dutta, F. Hammar, D. Haralampidis, N.G. Karanth, A.

By N.N. Dutta, F. Hammar, D. Haralampidis, N.G. Karanth, A. König, S.H. Krishna, G. Kunze, E. Nagy, R. Orlich, A.E. Osbourn, K.S.M.S. Raghavarao, K. Riedel, G.C. Sahoo, R. Schomäcker, N.D. Srinivas, M. Trojanowska

A part of a overview sequence that appears at developments in sleek biology. This ebook covers features of bioprocessing and biotransformation, the place wisdom, equipment and services are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and laptop technological know-how.

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