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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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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Contents 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 Emsley describes chemicals which affect every aspect of our daily lives, including anecdotes about their proper or improper uses
Analysis Biochimie Chimie Environnement Molecule Nutrition Role Toxicologie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-238) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biochemistry -- Popular works.
Chemistry, Technical -- Popular works.
Environmental chemistry -- Popular works.
Nutrition -- Popular works.
Toxicology -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 019102628X (electronic bk.)
9780191026287 (electronic bk.)