Chemistry round-up

November 27, 2008

Chemical Structure and Reactivity: An Integrated Approach

Authors: James Keeler and Peter Wothers

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 944

Price: £38.99

ISBN 9780199289301

The authors depict the subject as a seamless discipline, showing how inorganic, organic and physical concepts can be blended to achieve the common goal of understanding chemical systems. They adopt a two-part structure that allows flexibility of use.

Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering

Author: Rajiv Dutta

Edition: First

Publisher: Springer

Pages: 292

Price: £47.99

ISBN 9783540779001

This book was written with students from both engineering and biology backgrounds in mind. It contains the solved problems to the exercises presented.

Chemistry for Engineers

Author: Yen Teh Fu

Edition: First

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing and Imperial College Press

Pages: 576

Price: £49.00 and £29.00

ISBN 9781860947742 and 7759

This aims to bridge the concepts and theory of chemistry with examples from practical applications, reinforcing the connection between science and engineering.

Chemistry: The Science in Context

Author: Thomas R. Gilbert

Edition: Second

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

Pages: 1,104

Price: £44.99

ISBN 9780393926491

This second edition seeks to provide an effective and easy-to-remember problem-solving strategy while placing the science in biological, cosmological, geological and environmental context.

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Quanta, Matter, and Change: A Molecular Approach to Physical Chemistry

Author Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, Ronald Friedman

Edition First

Publisher Oxford University Press

Pages 816

Price £39.99

ISBN 9780199206063

Quanta, Matter, and Change begins with quantum theory and establishes the link with the macroscopic world by introducing statistical thermodynamics, before showing how thermodynamics is used to describe the bulk properties of matter. Reformulating familiar concepts in new ways, the book also explores the latest practical tools, the most significant among them being computational chemistry.

Chemistry3 Introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry

Author Andy Burrows, Andy Parsons, Gareth Price

Edition First

Publisher Oxford University Press

Pages 1184

Price £41.99

ISBN 97801997896

Chemistry³ tackles two issues pervading chemistry education: the students’ mathematical skills, and their ability to see the subject as a single, unified discipline. Instead of avoiding the maths, Chemistry³ provides structured support, in the form of careful explanations, reminders of key concepts, step-by-step calculations in worked examples, and a Maths Toolkit.

Theories of Population Variation in Genes and Genomes

Edition First

Publisher University Presses of California, Columbia & Princeton Ltd

Pages 432

Price £44.95

ISBN 9780691133676

This textbook provides an introduction to both classical and coalescent approaches to population genetics. Written for graduate students and advanced undergraduates, the book focuses on the theoretical background of population genetics, while emphasizing the close interplay between theory and empiricism.

Fundamentals of Asymmetric Catalysis

Edition First

Publisher University Science Books

Pages 750

Price £49.99

ISBN 9781891389542

The essential aspects of enantioselective catalysis are explained in a clear, logical fashion, with chapters organized by concept rather than by reaction type. Each concept in Fundamentals of Asymmetric Catalysis is supported by carefully selected examples of a wide range of catalysts, reactions and reaction mechanisms.

Introduction to Molecular Thermodynamics

Author Robert M. Hanson and Susan Green

Edition First

Publisher University Science Books

Pages 296

Price £23.99

ISBN 9781891389498

Starting with just a few basic principles of probability and the distribution of energy, Introduction to Molecular Thermodynamics takes students on an adventure into the inner workings of the molecular world like no other, from probability to Gibbs energy and beyond, following a logical step-by-step progression of ideas.

Environmental Chemistry

Author C. Baird; M. Cann

Edition Fourth

Publisher W. H. Freeman and Company

Pages 774

Price £42.99

ISBN 9781429201469

Exploring the chemical processes and properties underlying environmental issues at an introductory level (only general chemistry is a prerequisite), the authors cover a balance of soil, water, and air chemistry. This new edition focuses on the environmental impacts of chemical production and experimentation.

Exploring Chemical Analysis

Author D. Harris

Edition Fourth

Publisher W. H. Freeman and Company

Pages 624

Price £39.99

ISBN 9781429201476

Exploring Chemical Analysis provides an introduction to analytical chemistry for students whose primary interests generally lie outside of chemistry. Combining coverage of all major analytical topics with effective problem-solving methods, it teaches students how to understand analytical results and how to use quantitative manipulations, preparing them for the problems they will encounter in fields from biology to chemistry to geology.

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry

Author D. Nelson

Edition Fifth

Publisher W. H. Freeman and Company

Pages 1158

Price £46.99

ISBN 9781429208925

This book combines the laboratory and classroom, introducing exciting new developments while communicating basic principles through a variety of new learning tools, from new in-text worked examples and data analysis problems to the breakthrough eBook, which integrates the complete text and its media components.

Fundamentals of Biochemical Calculations

Author Krish Moorthy

Edition Second

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 192

Price £19.99

ISBN 9781420053579

Aiming to demystify the fundamental calculations used in modern biochemistry, cell biology, and allied biomedical sciences, this book encourages both undergraduates and scientists to develop an understanding of the processes involved in performing biochemical calculations, rather than rely on memorised formulae.

Foundations of Crystallography with Computer Applications

Author Maureen M. Julian

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 368

Price £34.99

ISBN 9781420060751

This book explains how atoms are arranged in crystals using the metric matrix and interprets the International Tables for Crystallography to bridge the gap between the crystallographic literature and spatial interatomic relationships. Numerous computer-based exercises are integrated throughout the book, with MATLAB® starter programs that help reduce the minutiae of programming.

Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Author Raul Sutton, Bernard Rockett, Peter G. Swindells

Edition Second

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 280

Price £20.99

ISBN 9781420069358

Produced specifically to help first-year life science undergraduates with the chemical background that they need to support the study of their main subject, this book focuses on the particular aspects of chemistry that underpin biochemical and biomedical studies. The material is presented as a sequence of short topics with numerical or conceptual ideas supported by worked examples and questions within the text.

Environmental Chemometrics: Principles and Modern Applications

Author Grady Hanrahan

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 304

Price £46.99

ISBN 9781420067965

Presenting basic principles together with real applications in environmental chemistry, the book provides an overview in relation to quantitative environmental analysis, and a review of descriptive statistical concepts. It covers environmental sampling considerations, experimental design, and optimization techniques, and multivariate analysis of environmental and chemical data sets.

Introduction to the Principles of Materials Evaluation

Author David C. Jiles

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 304

Price £39.99

ISBN 9780849373923

Offering a unified and practical perspective on a wide variety of testing techniques and their effective use, David C. Jiles presents a thorough examination of all types of destructive and nondestructive testing methods, focusing on the advantages and practical utility of each.

Introduction to Nanoscience

Author Gabor L. Hornyak; H.F. Tibbals; Joydeep Dutta; Anil Rao

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 856

Price £39.99

ISBN 9781420048056

This book introduces the nanoscale along with the societal impacts of nanoscience, then presents an overview of characterisation and fabrication methods. The authors discuss the chemistry, physics, and biology aspects of nanoscience, providing a complete picture of the challenges, opportunities, and inspirations posed by each facet before giving a brief glimpse at nanoscience in action.

Chemical and Energy Process Engineering

Author Sigurd Skogestad

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 440

Price £39.99

ISBN 9781420087550

Skogestad approaches the introductory material in a fundamental way and provides a thorough grounding in basic mass and energy balances. He also highlights the important and timely areas of energy balances, basic thermodynamics, and analysis of energy efficiency.

Principles of Chemical Engineering Processes

Author Nayef Ghasem; Redhouane Henda

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 400

Price £44.99

ISBN 9781420080131

Providing an introduction to the basic principles and calculation techniques, this text focuses on problems in material and energy balances that arise in relation to problems involving chemical reactors and introduces numerical methods used to solve these problems using simple software packages.

Fundamentals of Nanotechnology

Author Gabor L. Hornyak; John J. Moore; H.F. Tibbals; Joydeep Dutta

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 802

Price £39.99

ISBN 9781420048032

This textbook surveys the field’s broad landscape, exploring the physical basics such as nanorheology, nanofluidics, and nanomechanics as well as industrial concerns such as manufacturing, reliability, and safety. The authors then explore the range of nanomaterials and systematically outline devices and applications in various industrial sectors.

Chemistry: The Study of Matter and its Changes

Author James E. Brady, Fred Senese Edition Fifth

Publisher Wiley

Pages 1056

Price £42.95

ISBN 9780470234402

This study of chemistry also follows from the simple to the more complex and this book follows this trend. It covers the relatively new carbon nanotubes in addition to many other materials.

Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry

Author Morris Hein, Scott Pattison, Susan Arena, Leo R. Best

Edition Ninth

Publisher Wiley

Pages 504

Price £76.50

ISBN 9780470129258

With particular emphasis on the understanding of how chemical principles relate to their lives and future careers, this book includes improved explanations, updated materials, cutting-edge developments, emerging technologies, and revisions to the popular Chemistry in Action sections.

General Organic and Biological Chemistry

Author Kenneth W. Raymond

Edition Second

Publisher Wiley

Pages 656

Price £77.95

ISBN 97804701292

Written for students preparing for careers in health-related fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, nutrition, medical technology and occupational therapy, this text by Kenneth W. Raymond takes advantage of recent trends in the GOB market. It is a shorter, lighter book with a new, integrated table of contents that develops general, organic, and biochemistry topics together, rather than in isolation.

Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics

Author James N. Spencer, George M. Bodner, Lyman H. Ric

Edition Fourth

Publisher Wiley

Pages 160

Price £30.50

ISBN 9780470129289

This text provides a 16-chapter introduction to the fundamental concepts of chemistry. The material is supplemented by special topics at the end of each chapter. There are three major themes that link the content of the book: the process of science, the relationship between molecular structure and physical/chemical properties, and the relationship between the microscopic and macroscopic levels.

Principles of Biochemistry

Author Donald J. Voet, Judith G. Voet, Charlotte W. Pratt

Edition Third

Publisher Wiley

Pages 1098

Price £39.95

ISBN 9780470233962

This book challenges students to better understand the chemistry behind the biological structure and reactions occurring in living systems. It incorporates coverage of recent research and an expanded focus on preparing and supporting students throughout the course.

SI Chemical Data

Author Gordon H. Aylward

Edition Sixth

Publisher Wiley

Pages 244

Price £20.99

ISBN 9780470816387

A supplementary text for chemistry students aimed especially at first year undergraduate

students – this book presents the properties of key chemicals used for experiments in easy-to-use tables. The chemicals included in this edition are chosen specifically to cover those studied in university chemistry courses.

Chemistry from First Principles

Author Jan C. A. Boeyens

Edition First

Publisher Wiley

Pages 322

Price £53.99

ISBN 9781402085451

Covering a number of subjects including the appearance of matter in its most primitive form, from the vacuum and the diversity that results from the fusion of elementary units in the genesis of atomic matter; Boeyens considers the empirical rules of chemical affinity that regulate the synthesis and properties of molecular matter and analyses the compatibility of the theories of chemistry with the quantum and relativity theories of physics.

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Computer Science

Digital Image Processing: An Algorithmic Introduction Using Java

Author Wilhelm Burger, Mark James

Edition First

Publisher Springer

Pages 566

Price £34.50

ISBN 9781846283796

Explaining the fundamental algorithms of digital image processing through practical examples and complete Java implementations, this book offers critical analysis and modern implementations of important algorithms in the field. It contains real implementations, concise mathematical notation, and precise algorithmic descriptions designed for programmers and practitioners.

Introduction to Machine Learning and Bioinformatics

Author Sushmita Mitra; Sujay Datta; Theodore Perkins; George Michailidis

Edition First

Publisher CRC Press

Pages 384

Price £39.99

ISBN 9781584886822

Beginning with a brief historical overview of the technological developments in biology, the authors go on describes the main problems in bioinformatics and the fundamental concepts and algorithms of machine learning. After forming this foundation, the authors explore how machine learning techniques apply to bioinformatics problems, such as electron density map interpretation, biclustering, DNA sequence analysis and tumour classification.

Introduction to Software Testing

Author Paul Ammann, Jeff Offutt

Edition First

Publisher Cambridge University Press

Pages 344

Price £32.99

ISBN 9780521880381

Defining testing as the process of applying a few well-defined, general-purpose test criteria to a structure or model of the software, this book also incorporates the latest innovations in testing, including techniques to test modern types of software such as OO, web applications, and embedded software.

Computer Ethics

Author Robert N. Barger

Edition First

Publisher Cambridge University Press

Pages 264

Price £21.99

ISBN 9780521709149

Robert N. Barger aims to teach students how to solve ethical dilemmas in the field of computing, taking a philosophical, rather than a legal, approach to the topic. He first examines the principles of Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, Existentialism and Philosophical Analysis, explaining how each of them might be adopted as a basis for solving computing dilemmas.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author Christopher D. Manning, Prabhakar Raghavan, Hinrich Schutze

Edition First

Publisher Cambridge University Press

Pages 496

Price £32.99

ISBN 9780521865715

This textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections.

Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists

Author Noson S. Yanofsky, Mirco A. Mannucci

Edition First

Publisher Cambridge University Press

Pages 368

Price £38.00

ISBN 9780521879965

The multidisciplinary field of quantum computing strives to exploit some of the aspects of quantum mechanics to expand our computational horizons. Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists takes readers on a tour of this area of cutting-edge research. After presenting the necessary prerequisites, the material is organised to look at different aspects of quantum computing from the specific standpoint of computer science.

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