Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
http://www.bplonline.org
Recently Added Resources
Chemistry
 
Search Subject Resources
Subject Resource Pages
General Database Links
Subjects last updated on Apr. 15, 2014.
Chemistry RSS
Guide Information
Last Updated
Oct. 15, 2012
Comments
Books
Books
Description
Reaching beyond the typical high school chemistry textbook, each title in this series offers real-life, concrete examples that illustrate the practical importance of the topic at hand, and includes a full-color periodic table, color photographs, sidebars, and a glossary.
Description
Scerri (Univ. of California, Los Angeles) has written a scholarly, thought-provoking book about the history and impact of the periodic table of the elements. A central premise is that the creation of the periodic table was not strictly a "eureka" moment, but rather the evolution of many thoughts and ideas that continues even today.
Description
A leading scientist and an award-winning cartoonist team up to provide a complete, up-to-date course in college-level chemistry, covering the history of the scientific field, as well as such topics as physical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physics as chemistry, electrochemistry, and more.
Description
An account of the eighteenth century's race to understand the periodic elements traces the work of Enlightenment-era scientist Antoine Lavoisier, whose tireless efforts to define and explain chemical processes resulted in the establishment of a chemical language still in use today.
Description
Describes seventeen chemical compounds in spices, textile fibers, dyes, explosives, medicines, and other substances--including the drugs that account for witches flying on broomsticks--and how they affect civilization.
Encyclopedias
Description
Hundreds of well-illustrated articles explore the most important fields of science. Based on content from the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technooogy, Fifth Edition, the most widely used and respected science reference of its kind in print, each of these subject-specific quick-reference guides features: * Detailed, well-illustrated explanations, not just definitions * Hundreds of concise yet authoritative articles in each volume * An easy-to-understand presentation, accessible and interesting to non-specialists * A portable, convenient format * Bibliographies, appendices, and other information supplement the articles.
Reference Books
Description
Examines the history, use, and science of the 100 most important chemical compounds found in the world today.
Description
Each volume offers full-color diagrams, graphs, charts, and maps on every page that illustrate the essential elements of the subject, while parallel text provides key definitions and step-by-step explanations.
Description
"Although written for the high school student, this concise, readable, and authoritative source presents any science learner with a clear introduction to chemistry. The 480 entries cover all aspects of chemistry and its practical applications. A running glossary explains words as they are encountered in the text, and most entries have accompanying diagrams and photographs."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.Entries cover the history, processes, and noted individuals in the field of chemistry.
Description
A standard reference for chemists for 70 years, this new Sixteenth Edition features an enormous compilation of facts, data, tabular material, and experimental findings in every area of chemistry.Included in this massive compendium are listings of the properties of approximately 4,400 organic and 1,400 inorganic compounds. This Sixteenth Edition offers 40% new or extensively revised content and starting with this edition, the author includes equations that allow users to calculate important values such as temperature and pressure. Contents: Organic Compounds * General Information, Conversion Tables, and Mathematics * Inorganic Compounds * Properties of Atom, Radicals, and Bonds * Physical Properties * Thermodynamic Properties * Spectroscopy * Electrolytes, Electromotive Force and Chemicals * Physicochemical Relationships * Polymers, Rubbers,Fats, Oils, and Waxes * Practical Laboratory Information.
Page Last Modified: 4/15/2014 10:16 AM