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Silent Spring
Rachel Carson
0618249060
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Silent Spring, released in 1962, offered the first shattering look at widespread ecological degradation and touched off an environmental awareness that still exists. Rachel Carson's book focused on the poisons from insecticides, weed killers, and other common products as well as the use of sprays in agriculture, a practice that led to dangerous chemicals to the food source. Carson argued that those chemicals were more dangerous than radiation and that for the first time in history, humans were exposed to chemicals that stayed in their systems from birth to death. Presented with thorough documentation, the book opened more than a few eyes about the dangers of the modern world and stands today as a landmark work. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Dean's Handbook of Organic Chemistry
George E. Gokel
0071375937
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Choice, April 2004
a new edition…of a useful handbook that students and researchers will find extremely valuable…convenient reference…Easy-to-use…Recommended.

Review
Choice : by J. Landesberg, Adelphi University

Gokel (Washington Univ., St. Louis) has prepared a new edition (1st ed., 1987) of a useful handbook that students and researchers will find extremely valuable. It is a convenient reference work that provides tables for physical constants of organic and inorganic compounds as well as spectral data and thermodynamic properties; these sections make up the bulk of the manual. There are more than a thousand pages of tabled data, divided into 11 sections: organic compounds; inorganic and organometallic compounds; properties of atoms, radicals, and bonds;...



Life Uncorked
Hugh Johnson
0520248503
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Writing about wine is only one of British author Johnson's (The World Atlas of Wine) many incursions into the high life, as he recounts in this impressive 40-year journey. World travel, gardening, glassmaking and grape growing (at his own vineyard in Bourbonnais, France) have alternately warranted his attention since he began his career as a journalist in 1960 as British Vogue's first wine writer. Under the tutelage of legends André Simon and Elizabeth David, the young editor came of age, and he tracks his career milestones in terms of notable vintages, e.g., 1975 was a great year for Bordeaux, and the year he began his monthly column as pseudonymous Tradescant in the British journal The Garden; 1982 was the year of "marvelous clarets," and when Johnson helped launch Cuisine magazine as its wine editor....


Handbook of Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup
Bruce Nauman
0071377530
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
THE MODERN GUIDE TO CHEMICAL REACTORS In the best professional sourcebook on chemical reactors ever written, world-class expert Bruce Nauman provides toos, information, and hands-on expertise to make important engineering tasks and decisions easier. Clearly and in depth, CHEMICAL REACTOR DESIGN, OPTIMIZATION AND SCALEUP provides-- * Up-to-date information to help chemical and process engineers save time, money, and materials * Decision-aiding coverage of every aspect of selection, design factors and parameters, optimization, and scaleup * A convenient source of explained formulas, principles, and data * Numerous detailed examples * Worked mathematical solutions * The latest information on reactor design for biochemicals and polymers, as well as other newer and standard substances DESIGN AND SPECIFY CHEMICAL...


Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass
Jamie Goode
0520248007
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
If you drink wine, but feel uncomfortable using words like phylloxera, brettanomyces or anthocyanins in daily conversation, then this book is a godsend. Light on pages but not for lightweights, Goode combines hard science with a casual conversational style, and though whole paragraphs might discuss specific technical issues, Goode returns to layman language, asking a few simple questions if the discussion becomes complex. "Why then is oak so good for barrel construction?" he asks after a paragraph about oak genus nomenclature. "At what level does TCA the chemical causing cork taint become a problem?" he asks after a detailed description of chromatography-mass spectrometry. Illustrations could be better integrated with the text, and many of the distant views of vineyards are decorative rather than illustrative,...


Structural Chemistry of Glasses
K. J. Rao
0080439586
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Review
Richard K. Brown
"Professor Rao has delivered a well-written treatise on the physical chemical aspects of inorganic glasses that should find its place on the shelves of researchers and students of these interesting materials"
Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125

Book Description
Structural Chemistry of Glasses provides detailed coverage of the subject for students and professionals involved in the physical chemistry aspects of glass research. Starting with the historical background and importance of glasses, it follows on with methods of preparation, structural and bonding theories, and criteria for glass formation including new approaches such as the constraint model.

Glass transition is considered, as well as the wide range of theoretical approaches that...


Our Toxic World: A Wake Up Call
Doris J. Rapp
1880509083
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This book was written to increase your awareness about the potentially tragic, harmful effects of the numerous chemicals to which we are all exposed on a daily basis. This book will help you figure out when and where you were exposed and discuss the many different ways chemicals can affect you and your loved ones.

About the Author
Dr. Doris Rapp is a New York Times Best-selling author of Is This Your Child. She is Board certified in Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and Allergies.


The Chemistry of Radical Polymerization
Graeme Moad
0080442862
Sept 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Okezie I. Aruoma, Chemistry in Britain
...this is a refreshing book; the elation that grips the reader is reinforced by the attention paid to the fundamental chemistry of free radical reactions...it is my view that this book will stand the test of time. Moad and Solomon have certainly revived the beauty of the scintillating complexity of global free radical chemistry. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
In the ten years since the first edition appeared the renaissance in Free Radical Polymerization has continued and gained momentum.
In this second revised edition, the authors critically evaluate the findings of the last decade, where necessary reinterpreting earlier work in the light of these ideas, and point to the areas where current and future...


Silent Spring
Rachel Carson
061825305X
October 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Silent Spring, released in 1962, offered the first shattering look at widespread ecological degradation and touched off an environmental awareness that still exists. Rachel Carson's book focused on the poisons from insecticides, weed killers, and other common products as well as the use of sprays in agriculture, a practice that led to dangerous chemicals to the food source. Carson argued that those chemicals were more dangerous than radiation and that for the first time in history, humans were exposed to chemicals that stayed in their systems from birth to death. Presented with thorough documentation, the book opened more than a few eyes about the dangers of the modern world and stands today as a landmark work. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Chemistry of Radical Polymerization
Graeme Moad
0080442889
Dec 2005
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Okezie I. Aruoma, Chemistry in Britain
...this is a refreshing book; the elation that grips the reader is reinforced by the attention paid to the fundamental chemistry of free radical reactions...it is my view that this book will stand the test of time. Moad and Solomon have certainly revived the beauty of the scintillating complexity of global free radical chemistry. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
In the ten years since the first edition appeared the renaissance in Free Radical Polymerization has continued and gained momentum.
In this second revised edition, the authors critically evaluate the findings of the last decade, where necessary reinterpreting earlier work in the light of these ideas, and point to the areas where current and future...


Gasification
Christopher Higman
0750677074
August 2003
Paperback
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Review
'The book is highly recommended as a first exposure for any engineer to gasification and its applications.....An outstanding feature is the comprehensive list of references at the end of each chapter......The book succeeds in covering virtually all technical aspects of gasification.'
Chemical Engineering Research and Design, April 2004

Book Description
This book provides an excellent overview of current technologies for the gasification of coal, oil, gas, biomass and waste feedstocks. Starting from the basic theory, it reviews the potential feedstocks and their suitability for different types of gasification process.

Commercial and near-commercial processes are described individually and various features discussed in detail. There is a comprehensive review of contaminants in...


Advanced Free Radical Reactions for Organic Synthesis
Hideo Togo
0080443745
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Review
The author has succeeded in presenting many facets of this very interesting area of chemistry in a highly engaging manner. As a result, anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with the field of radical chemistry should take the time to look through "Advanced Free Radical Reactions for Organic Synthesis".

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 2005

Book Description
Free radical reactions have become increasingly important and a very attractive tool in organic synthesis in the last two decades, due to their powerful, selective, specific, and mild reaction abilities. Advanced Free Radical Reactions for Organic Synthesis reviews information on all types of practical radical reactions, e.g. cyclizations, additions, hydrogen-atom abstractions, decarboxylation reactions. The book usefully provides...


Industrial Organic Chemistry
Klaus Weissermel
3527305785
July 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"The fourth edition of this established work follows in the excellent tradition of the previous three editions. It retains the concept of the original, providing technological and economic information on the key building blocks of the chemical industry.
The book is packed with information, much of which cannot easily be found elsewhere, and certainly not in such a readily digestible form. The companies and innivators responsible for the chemistry described are clearly credited, and indeed this volume provides an excellent history of the worldwide bulk organic chemicals industry. Throughout the book the authors indicate potential future developments in the manufacture of these important precursors and intermediates.
The reader frindly format seen in the previous editions is retained, wherein each chapter or...


Sulfuric Acid Manufacture
William G. Davenport
0080444288
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
More sulfuric acid is produced every year than any other chemical. It has a wide range of uses including phosphate fertilizer production, explosives, glue, wood preservatives, and lead-acid batteries. It is also a particularily corrosive and dangerous acid, with extreme environmental and health hazards if not manufactured, used, and regulated properly.

Sulfuric Acid Manufacture: Analysis, Control and Optimization keeps the important topics of safety and regulation at the forefront as it overviews and analyzes the process of sulfuric acid manufacture.

The first nine chapters focus on the chemical plant processes involved in industrial acidmaking, with considerable data input from the authors' industrial colleagues. The last 15 chapters are dedicated to the mathematical analysis of acidmaking.

Both...


Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism in Drug Design
Dennis A. Smith
3527313680
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this new edition of a bestseller, all the contents have been updated and new material has been added, especially in the areas of toxicity testing and high throughput analysis. The authors, all of them employed at Pfizer in the discovery and development of new active substances, discuss the significant parameters and processes important for the absorption, distribution and retention of drug compounds in the body, plus the potential problems created by their transformation into toxic byproducts. They cover everything from the fundamental principles right up to the impact of pharmacokinetic parameters on the discovery of new drugs.
While aimed at all those dealing professionally with the development and application of pharmaceutical substances, the readily comprehensible style makes this book equally suitable...


Management of Industrial Cleaning
John Durkee
0080448887
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
More stringent quality standards and environmental/safety regulations as well as new process and chemical technology have changed industrial cleaning from a wet and wipe application to a valued and demanding process operation. This book will help cleaning operatives, designers of equipment, metal finishers, industrial chemists and decontaminators understand the value and demands required within the industrial cleaning process and an environment of continuing change.

* Covers all aspects of modern cleaning technologies, helping readers to understand basics of cleaning, equipment used, techniques and possible changes to come within the industry.
* Includes environmental regulations and the basis for modern cleaning technologies, ensuring the reader is has up-to-date on cleaning chemicals and their affects.
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Leading with Safety: A Behavior-Based Approach with Assessment Tools on a CD-ROM
Thomas R. Krause
0471494259
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Building on years of research and experience in the field, Leading with Safety redefines organizational safety as an activity that both leads other performance areas and in turn must be led. Thomas Krause poses the question, "What does it take to be a great safety leader?" — and answers with a comprehensive new model for understanding safety leadership as it affects organizational culture and safety climate. Leading with Safety defines the practices, tools, and systems essential to creating an injury-free workplace, including the role of employees at each level, special considerations for coaching the senior executive leader, and the two crucial aspects of human performance that every leader needs to know. Ending with inspiring real-world examples or organizations that have put these tools...


Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry
Alan R. Katritzky
0120207591
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
"The typesetting, arrangement of references, and drafting of structural formulas adhere to the high standards of this series..." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
"The typesetting, arrangement of references, and drafting of structural formulas adhere to the high standards of this series and provide a model for good publishing....The content is, as to be expected, excellent."
--JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry
Alan R. Katritzky
0120207605
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
"The typesetting, arrangement of references, and drafting of structural formulas adhere to the high standards of this series..." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
"The typesetting, arrangement of references, and drafting of structural formulas adhere to the high standards of this series and provide a model for good publishing....The content is, as to be expected, excellent."
---JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

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Industrial Dyes: Chemistry, Properties, Applications
Klaus Hunger (Editor)
3527304266
February 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"The style of the book is technical without "waisting" any time on a narrative; as a consequence the information density is high and suits the needs of the busy professional seeking "distilled" specific information. The volume is thoroughly produced and manufactured according to very high standards. Industrial dyes will be of interest and value to every laboratory concerned with dye chemistry, and to libraries of organic chemistry institutes in general." (Thomas Lazar, Color Research and Applications, Vol. 30, Number 1, February 2005)

"Despite the width and depth of this subject, Industrial Dyes gernerally suceeds in supplying an introductory overview of all the major classes and applications. ... practitioners and students...should find Industrial Dyes to be a valuable resource." (Coloration...


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