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The Beauty of Chemistry by Philip Ball
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May 11, 2021 | ISBN 9780262044417

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Choice 2021 Outstanding Academic Title


“Far from portraying a routine lab procedure, this collection showcases chemistry’s excitement and aesthetic allure.”—Scientific American

“With atomic clarity, science writer Philip Ball narrates this visual tour through the under-appreciated chemical beauty that surrounds us.”—WIRED

“Ball’s scintillating book is a paean to chemical beauty in nature and laboratories, with lavish images created by Wenting Zhu, Yan Liang and the Chinese Chemical Society.”—Nature

    Table Of Contents

    ELEMENTAL: THE CHARISMA OF CHEMISTRY
    1 EFFERVESCENT: THE BEAUTY OF BUBBLES 
    2 ORDERLY: THE CHARM OF CRYSTALS 
    3 INSOLUBLE: THE POWER OF PRECIPITATION 
    4 EXUBERANT: THE DELIGHT OF DENDRITIC GROWTH 
    5 INCENDIARY: THE FASCINATION OF FLAMES
    6 GALVANIZING: THE ENCHANTMENT OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY
    7 CHROMATIC: THE CURIOSITY OF COLOR CHANGES IN PLANTS
    8 CALESCENT: THE HELPFULNESS OF HEAT
    9 ORGANIC: THE CONTORTIONS OF CHEMICAL GARDENS
    10 CREATIVE: THE PROFUSION OF PATTERNS
    POSTSCRIPT: ART, WONDER, AND SCIENCE
    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    APPENDIX: MOLECULES AND STRUCTURES
    GLOSSARY
    SOURCES OF QUOTATIONS
    INDEX

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