Chemistry round-up

November 3, 2011

Forensic Science

Authors: Andrew R.W. Jackson and Julie M. Jackson

Edition: Third

Publisher: Pearson Education

Pages: 544

Price: £39.99

ISBN 97803738404

Aimed at newcomers to forensic science, this text covers processes from crime-scene collection of evidence through to examination of the evidence and presentation of findings in court. Offering both scientific rigour and readability, it is intended for use by new undergraduates, as background for MSc students and as a reference for related professions.


Authors: Rob Lewis and Wynne Evans

Edition: Fourth

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Pages: 496

Price: £.99

ISBN 9780230291829

The authors of this complete but concise chemical literacy text assume only minimal prior knowledge of mathematics and science. The fourth edition offers a new section on special topics including environmental chemistry, forensic chemistry and nuclear and radiochemistry. Two new chapters focus on "chemistry saving lives" and the hydrogen economy, and a companion website enables students to watch experiments.

Practical Skills in Chemistry

Authors: John R. Dean, David Holmes, Alan M. Jones, Allan Jones, Rob Reed and Jonathan Weyers

Edition: Second

Publisher: Pearson Education

Pages: 592

Price: £31.99

ISBN 97803731184

A one-stop guide to the practical, analytical and data-handling skills used during a chemistry degree. Via topics including laboratory techniques and study skills, and transferable abilities such as teamwork, the text aims to cover the skills necessary to obtain a degree in the discipline.

Crystal Engineering: A Textbook

Authors: Gautam R. Desiraju, Jagadese J. Vittal and Arunachalam Ramanan

Edition: First

Publisher: World Scientific

Pages: 232

Price: £65.00 and £32.00

ISBN 9789814338752 and 366861

Described as the first such offering to consider the rapidly expanding field of crystal engineering, this textbook is aimed at senior undergraduates and PhD students. It covers major topics such as intermolecular interactions, polymorphism and solvates.

Deactivation and Regeneration of Zeolite Catalysts

Editors: Michel Guisnet and Fernando Ramoa Ribeiro

Edition: First

Publisher: World Scientific/Imperial College Press

Pages: 360

Price: £56.00

ISBN 9781848166370

This book aims to cover the fundamental and applied aspects of solid catalyst deactivation. Experts in the field describe the factors, explain techniques used to study the causes and suggest methods to prevent and limit catalyst deactivation.

Chemistry: The Science in Context

Authors: Thomas R. Gilbert, Rein V. Kirss, Natalie Foster and Geoffrey Davies

Edition: Third

Publisher: W.W. Norton

Pages: 1,203

Price: £45.99

ISBN 97803931188

Using the SmartWork online tutorial system and the interactive ChemTours, this learning package is intended to provide problem-solving strategies while placing the science in biological, cosmological, geological and environmental context. The third edition presents concept tests at the end of each chapter, enabling students to confirm their understanding.

Organic Synthesis via Examination of Selected Natural Products

Author: David J. Hart

Edition: First

Publisher: World Scientific

Pages: 588

Price: £77.00

ISBN 9789814313704

Aiming to introduce advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students to strategies for the synthesis of organic compounds, the book considers general problems in organic synthesis early on, later revisiting them within the context of structurally unrelated natural products. Also included is a historical overview of organic chemistry from the 1940s to the present.

Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry

Author: Jo Allan Beran

Edition: Ninth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 464

Price: £110.00

ISBN 9780470647899

This new edition of the market-leading lab manual emphasises chemical principles as well as techniques, aiming to help students understand the timing and situations for different techniques. Each experiment is given concise objectives, an extensive list of techniques, detailed lab introductions and step-by-step procedures. Icons for "techniques" and "safety and disposal" indicate where specific procedures should be implemented.

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