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Author Emsley, John.

Title Molecules at an exhibition : portraits of intriguing materials in everyday life / John Emsley.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.


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Physical description xiii, 250 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [236]-238) and index.
Contents A quick guide to things large and small -- Gallery 1. Nearly as nature intended: An exhibition of some curious molecules in the foods we eat -- Gallery 2. Testing your metal: An exhibition of the metals which our body must have -- Gallery 3. Starting lives, saving lives, screwing up lives: An exhibition of molecules that can help and harm the young -- Gallery 4. Home, sweet home: An exhibition of detergents, dangers, delights and delusions -- Gallery 5. Material progress and immaterial observations: An exhibition of molecules that make life a little easier -- Gallery 6. Landscape room: environmental cons, concerns and comments: An exhibition of molecules that stalk the world -- Gallery 7. We're on the road to nowhere: An exhibition of molecules to transport us -- Gallery 8. Elements from Hell: An exhibition of molecules that are mainly malevolent -- App. Molecular portraits on display in Molecules at an Exhibition.
Summary Dozens of articles explore the materials around us, from highly lethal "elements from hell" to the "feel-good" molecule in chocolate. "The world of chemistry has never been made as entertaining".--Roald Hoffman, Cornell University.
Subject Biochemistry -- Popular works.
Nutrition -- Popular works.
Environmental chemistry -- Popular works.
Toxicology -- Popular works.
Chemistry, Technical -- Popular works.
ISBN 0198502664
0198503792 (TSP)