A clear and authoritative introductory text. Updated to included the latest developments in DNA and protein synthesis, cell regulation and immunology, and reflections on their social and medical implications.
The discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a previously unknown form of carbon, stunned the scientific community as much for the discovery itself as for the manner in which it came about. Learn about the events leading up to this momentous discovery and the ongoing, often frenzied aftermath.
What exactly happens when a chemist in a lab swirls a flask, or heats a liquid, to persuade one atom to leave another, join a third and create a new compound? What happens when a piece of metal rusts, or a plant trasforms raw materials into growth? What happens when we eat?The heart of chemistry is captured in this book.