Chemistry : our past, present, and future / edited by Choon Ho Do, Attila E. Pavlath.
Contributor(s): Do, Choon H | Pavlath, Attila E.Publisher: Singapore : Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., Copyright date: �2017Description: xv, 456 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789814774086; 9814774081.Subject(s): Chemistry -- Social aspects | Chemistry -- Popular works | Chemistry -- History | Chemistry | Chemistry | Chemistry -- Social aspects | Chemie | Anwendung | AuswirkungGenre/Form: History. | Popular works.Additional physical formats: ebook version :: No titleDDC classification: 540.04
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Choon Ho Do and Attila E. Pavlath -- Chemistry inherited from the universe. Chemistry in the universe, our body, and our life / Sunney I. Chan and Andrew P. Yeh -- Chemistry in human history / Mary Virginia Orna -- Did chemistry change the world? / Attila E. Pavlath -- Contributions of chemistry. Agriculture / Livia Simon Sarkadi -- Food: supply and health / Livia Simon Sarkadi -- Energy / James Wei -- Medication: diagnosis / Veronica N�emeth -- Medication: curing / Erika Godor and Dorottya Godor -- Regenerative medicine: repairing body / Young Ha Kim -- Transportation / James Wei -- Communication and entertainment / Attila E. Pavlath -- Chemistry and activities. Problems and solutions: activities of chemists and educators for the public / Attila E. Pavlath -- What can chemistry do for the future? / Choon Ho Do -- Chemistry in Africa: progress and application / Temechegn Engida.
Discussing the vital role of chemistry in everyday life, this work encourages readers to understand how the knowledge of chemistry is important for the development of society and a better future. Part I covers the historical aspects of chemistry and discusses how countless discoveries since the beginning of life on Earth have benefited human beings. Part II focuses on modern life and describes chemistry's contribution to the developments in the fields of food and agriculture, energy, transportation, medicine, and communications. Part III emphasizes the role of chemists and educators in making the layperson aware of the benefits of chemistry without having them attempt to plow through its complexities. Written in an easy-to-understand manner and supplemented by ample number of figures and tables, the book will cater to a broad readership ranging from general readers to experts.-- Provided by publisher.