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Culture of Chemistry

The Best Articles on the Human Side of 20th-Century Chemistry from the Archives of the Chemical Intelligencer

  • Balazs Hargittai
  • István Hargittai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Interviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. István Hargittai
      Pages 3-11
    3. István Hargittai
      Pages 13-18
  3. Notes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. E. J. Applewhite
      Pages 21-23
    3. István Hargittai
      Pages 25-27
    4. Alan L. Mackay
      Pages 29-30
    5. Michail A. Kovner
      Pages 31-31
    6. Roald Hoffmann
      Pages 33-34
    7. Sir John Cornforth
      Pages 35-36
    8. Torvard C. Laurent
      Pages 37-39
    9. Michael Lederer
      Pages 41-42
    10. James D. Watson
      Pages 43-44
  4. Beautiful Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Donald J. Cram
      Pages 47-48
  5. Chemical Tourist

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. István Hargittai, Aldo Domenicano
      Pages 51-52
    3. Balázs Hargittai, István Hargittai
      Pages 57-58
  6. Cooking Chemist

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Nicholas Kurti, Hervé This-Benckhard
      Pages 61-64
    3. Anthony Blake
      Pages 65-70
    4. Hervé This-Benckhard
      Pages 71-71
    5. Marye Anne Fox, Guy Ourisson, Sir John Cornforth
      Pages 73-75
  7. A Chemist’s Photo Album

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. John D. Roberts
      Pages 79-80
  8. Encounters with Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. William B. Jensen
      Pages 83-84
  9. Book Reviews

  10. Stamp Corner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Alfred Bader
      Pages 99-100
    3. István Hargittai
      Pages 101-103
  11. Articles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Alan L. Mackay
      Pages 113-118
    3. István Hargittai
      Pages 119-122
    4. Glenn T. Seaborg
      Pages 127-139
    5. Nadrian C. Seeman
      Pages 141-152
    6. Irving M. Klotz
      Pages 153-160
    7. Linus Pauling
      Pages 161-167
    8. P. A. Koz’min
      Pages 169-173
    9. Dennis H. Rouvray
      Pages 183-193

About this book

Introduction

Includes specially selected articles that previously appeared in The Chemical Intelligencer magazine published (1995-2000). Excerpts of these Editor's choice chapters chronicle the culture and history of chemistry, featuring great chemists and discoverers. Contributors from among the best-known authors of the chemistry community, including numerous Nobel laureates. Features behind the scenes stories about pivotal discoveries, intricacies of laboratory life and interactions among scientists, favorite recipes of renowned researchers, life histories and anecdotes. Chapters detail the human side of science but also present scientific information communicated in an easy-to-perceive and entertaining way. This unique book is not only aimed at chemists but individuals who are interested in the cultural aspects of our science.

Keywords

Ancedotes in Science Culture of Chemistry Humour in Science Nobel Lauraetes Biography Nobel Prizes Chemistry Science History Scientific Discoveries The Chemical Intelligencer

Editors and affiliations

  • Balazs Hargittai
    • 1
  • István Hargittai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistrySaint Francis UniversityLorettoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Inorganic and Analytical ChemistryBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

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