Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0060936770
ISBN-13: 9780060936778
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/3/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy. You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more -- all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same!

Larry Gonick has been creating comics that explain math, history, science, and other big subjects for more than forty years. He has been a calculus instructor at Harvard (where he earned his BA and MA in mathematics) and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT, and he is currently staff cartoonist for Muse magazine. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Craig Criddle is a professor of environmental engineering and science at Stanford University and has written numerous scientific papers.

Hidden Ingredients
Matter Becomes Electric
Togetherness
Chemical Reactions
Heat of Reaction
Matter in a State
Solutions
Reaction Rate and Equilibrium
Acid Basics
Chemical Thermodynamics
Electrochemistry
Organic Chemistry
Using Logarithms
Index

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