Letters to a Young Chemist

Letters to a Young Chemist

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Whata€™s it really like to be a chemist? Leading chemists share what they do, how they do it, and why they love it. a€œLetters to a young ...a€ has been a much-loved way for professionals in a field to convey their enthusiasm and the realities of what they do to the next generation. Now, Letters to a Young Chemist does the same for the chemical sciences. Written with a humorous touch by some of todaya€™s leading chemists, this book presents missives to a€œAngela, a€ a fictional undergraduate considering a career in chemistry. The different chapters offer a mix of fundamental principles, contemporary issues, and challenges for the future. Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor of the University of California San Diego, talks about learning to do research and modern physical organic chemistry. Brothers Jonathan and Daniel Sessler explain the chemistry of anesthetics that make modern surgery possible while Elizabeth Nolan talks about biological imaging. Terry Collins talks about green chemistry, a more sustainable way of doing chemistry, while several authors including Carl Wamser, Harry Gray, John Magyar, and Penny Brothers discuss the crucial contributions that chemists can make in meeting global energy needs. Letters to a Young Chemist gives students and professionals alike a unique window into the real world of chemistry. Entertaining, informative, and full of honest and inspiring advice, it serves as a helpful guide throughout your education and career. a€œThe different chapters describe both the wonders of the molecular world and the practical benefits afforded by chemistry ... and if any girl out there thinks that chemistry is a mana€™s world, this book should be a good antidote.a€ a€”Marye Anne Fox, Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, and winner of the 2009 US National Medal of Science a€œLetters to a Young Chemist offers significant ammunition for motivating young people to consider chemistry as a career. ... This book should also be required reading for all faculty members who teach chemistry in high schools, colleges, and universities.a€ a€”Stephen J. Lippard, Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and winner of the 2006 US National Medal of ScienceWe need a better source of energy for fuela€”for transport, cooking, and lighting, and for producing metals like ... I firmly believe that the solutions to the worlda#39;s energy problems will be delivered primarily by chemists (with help from all kinds ofanbsp;...

Title:Letters to a Young Chemist
Author:Abhik Ghosh
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-04-04


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