How the World Works: Chemistry is a wonderful introduction to this intriguing discipline, tracing the story of chemical exploration through some of its central breakthroughs. Discover how an iron dagger was found in a Bronze Age tomb, how alchemists pursued the transformation of base metal into gold and the how the nature of the atom was discovered.
This book also features:
• Accessible explanations of fascinating concepts and processes, including spectroscopy, fractural distillation and radioactivity.
• Profiles of famous chemists, including Dmitri Mendeleev, Marie Curie and Antoine Lavoisier
• Quirky facts, anecdotes and quotations
• Useful diagrams to accompany complex theorems
Intended for science enthusiasts and layman alike, this wonderfully illustrated, full-colour guide brings clarity to some of chemistry’s biggest mysteries.