Comprehensive and up-to-date, this unique four-volume set offers readers a complete overview of the broad spectrum of general chemistry. It enables them to obtain a basic, yet thorough understanding of matter, the processes it undergoes, the principles that govern it, and the international cast of men and women who have been critical in the development of the science of chemistry. From elements, atoms, and molecules to terochemistry, spectroscopy, and chemical bonding, its clear and concise explanations provide an illuminating and readily comprehensible introduction. Key presentations include forty element definition articles, each providing basic periodic table information and general information on the element in question. Ninety-five biographical articles deal with prominent chemists, while other articles provide additional historical context, particularly with respect to eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century developments.
" In four volumes, this reference work attempts to explain the full scope of the chemical sciences to an audience of nonspecialists. This goal is admirably accomplished in 700 articles written at a level appropriate for the high school or
undergraduate student, many supplemented with illustrations...Useful features in each volume include the periodic table, a list of abbreviations and symbols, and a list of journal abbreviations. A comprehensive, well-designed index
in the final volume is complemented by a subject outline of contents in the first volume...Recommended for academic and large public libraries."
-- Library Journal (December 1997)
Price: US $737.00