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Chemistry Imagined. Reflections on Science. With a Foreword by Carl Sagan and a Commentary by Lea Rosson DeLong.


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ISBN 10: 1560982144 / ISBN 13: 9781560982142
Editorial: Washington, D.C. & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993., 1993
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First Edition. 168 pp; illus. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Scarce. Roald Hoffmann: Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1981 (shared with Kenichi Fukui), "for their theories, developed independently, concerning the course of chemical reactions.". N° de ref. de la librería 07118

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Título: Chemistry Imagined. Reflections on Science. ...

Editorial: Washington, D.C. & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993.

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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A Nobel Prize-winning chemist uses collages, short essays, personal commentary, and poems to show the magic and mysteries of his field and stress the social, literary, and psychological aspects of chemistry.

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A Nobel Laureate in chemistry, Hoffman assembles brief essays, word portraits of chemists and prose poems to celebrate the wonder he unceasingly finds in his field. Torrence's accompanying painted collages are less persuasive. As in his earlier collections, including Gaps and Verges , Hoffman's inspiration comes from the most fundamental of phenomena--"the science of molecules." But it is the teaching power of the written word, not the double carbon bond, that dominates here, as Hoffman's short pieces of prose leave the reader craving his fuller treatment of more complex topics. Difficult though it may be to get at the fine, hard truth of a crystal lattice from a poem, the impact of Hoffman's effort here suggests that the curiosity-squashing damage wrought by rote drills of the periodic table could be redeemed by the sense of awe and far-reaching appreciation embraced in these writings.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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