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61. Biochemistry, Vol. 1: Biomolecules,
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62. Modern Nmr Spectroscopy: A Guide
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63. The Craft of Scientific Presentations:
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64. Chemical Principles in the Laboratory
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65. Chemistry with Online ChemSkill
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66. Chemistry for Today : General,
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67. Introduction to Organic Laboratory
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68. Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear
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61. Biochemistry, Vol. 1: Biomolecules, Mechanisms of Enzyme Action, and Metabolism
by DonaldVoet, Judith G.Voet
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Asin: 0471250902
Catlog: Book (2003-05-09)
Publisher: Wiley
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Biochemistry is a modern classic that had been thoroughly revised. Explains biochemical concepts while offering a unified presentation of life and its variation through evolution. Incorporates both classical and current research to illustrate the historical source of much of our biochemical knowledge. This new edition will be available in two volumes as well as one complete text. Volume 1 will cover Chapters 1-29. Volume 2 will repeat chapter 29 and will also include Chapters 30-35. ... Read more


62. Modern Nmr Spectroscopy: A Guide for Chemists
by Jeremy K. M. Sanders, Brian K. Hunter
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Asin: 0198555679
Catlog: Book (1993-03-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 361677
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This book provides a non-mathematical, descriptive approach to modern NMR spectroscopy, taking examples from organic, inorganic, and biological chemistry. It also contains much practical advice about the acquisition and use of spectra. Starting from the simple 'one pulse' sequence, the text employs a 'building block' approach to lead naturally to multiple pulse and two-dimensional NMR. Spectra of readily available compounds illustrate each technique. One- and two-dimensional methods are integrated in three chapters which show how to solve problems by making connections between spins through bonds, through space, or through exchange. There are also chapters on spectrum editing and solids. The final chapter contains a case history which attempts to weave the many strands of the text into a coherent strategy. This second edition reflects the progress made by NMR in the past few years: there is greater emphasis on inorganic nuclei; some two-color spectra are used; the treatment of heteronuclear experiments has moved from direct to 'inverse' detection; many new examples and spectra have been included; and the literature to early 1992 has been covered.Like the first edition, this work will be highly useful for all NMR spectroscopists: chemists, academic and industrial researchers, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students needing a clear guide to this valuable technology. ... Read more


63. The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid
by Michael Alley
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Asin: 0387955550
Catlog: Book (2002-12-13)
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Sales Rank: 36623
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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THE CRAFT OF SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS provides a score of examples from contemporary and historical scientific presentations to show clearly what makes an oral presentation effective. It considers presentations made to persuade an audience to adopt some course of action (such as funding a proposal) as well as presentations made to communicate information, and it considers these from four perspectives: speech, structure, visual aids, and delivery. In keeping with technological innovations, it discusses computer-based projections and slide shows as well as overhead projections. In particular, it discusses ways of organizing graphics and text in projected images and of using layout and design to present the information efficiently and effectively.

Unlike other books that discuss technical presentations, this book anchors its advice in the experiences of scientists and engineers, including such successful presenters as Robert Oppenheimer, Richard Feynman, Niels Bohr, and Rita Levi-Montalcini, as well as currently active laboratory directors, scientists, and engineers.

In addition to examining successful presentations, Alley also discusses the errors that cause many scientific presentations to flounder, providing a list of ten critical errors to avoid. The insights and tools in this book will guide readers to deliver outstanding presentations.

Praise for Michael Alley's THE CRAFT OF SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS:

"Alley has revamped the way our research center makes presentations-particularly the way we design our presentation slides." DANIEL J. INMAN, DIRECTOR CENTER FOR INTELLIGENT MATERIAL SYSTEMS

"This book fills a void by illustrating key issues and difficulties in oral presentations with the experiences of others." CHRISTENE MOORE, COMMUNICATION INSTRUCTOR UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for anybody in the science or engineering field
It's well worth every penny!

5-0 out of 5 stars Textbook that is actually interesting
I give about a dozen technical presentations a year at trade shows, and I learned a lot from this book. I am changing my Powerpoint slides using many of the tips in this book, including complete sentence in the headline. I had designed my slides to help me remember my points. I should have been designing them so the audience could understand them. Besides giving me a better understanding of what I am trying to accomplish, the book was a fun read with numerous stories from the famous and not so famous. There were times it was actually hard to put the book down.

5-0 out of 5 stars a great book that kept my interest
This is the first of Michael Alley's books that I have read and I'm ordering his other two "The Craft Of..." books tonight. He is terrific at getting technical information across in an engaging and entertaining way. The book is full of short stories about scientists (some famous, like Einstein, Feynman and McClintock) and incidents, which he uses as examples to get his points across. A critical resource for anyone who gives technical presentations. I'm buying copies for each of my graduate students. ... Read more


64. Chemical Principles in the Laboratory (Brooks/Cole Laboratory Series for General Chemistry)
by Emil Slowinski, Wayne C. Wolsey, William L. Masterton
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Asin: 0534424538
Catlog: Book (2004-02-06)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES IN THE LABORATORY, Eighth Edition continues to build on its strengths by clearly presenting the basic principles of chemistry. The lab manual continues to maintain the high quality, time-tested experiments and techniques that have become hallmark features throughout the life of this title. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good introductory chemistry lab book
This book uses removable pages as prelabs which were very good in giving a conceptual idea of the experiments before they were done. Also, there are good flowcharts, equations for every step of the reactions, and formulas to help do the problems. All data that needs to be recorded is clearly mentioned in a form format. ... Read more


65. Chemistry with Online ChemSkill Builder, Eighth Edition
by RaymondChang
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Catlog: Book (2004-01-09)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 71678
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Designed for the two-semester general chemistry course, Chang's textbook has often been considered a student favorite.This best-selling textbook takes a traditional approach.It features a straightforward, clear writing style and proven problem-solving strategies.The strength of the eighth edition is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors.The textbook is the foundation for the technology.The multi-media package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook. ... Read more


66. Chemistry for Today : General, Organic, and Biochemistry (with GOB ChemistryNow and InfoTrac)
by Spencer L. Seager, Michael R. Slabaugh
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Asin: 053439969X
Catlog: Book (2004-01-12)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 128173
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Distinguished by its superior allied health focus and integration of technology, Seager and Slabaugh's CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY: GENERAL, ORGANIC, and BIOCHEMISTRY, Fifth Edition continues to lead the market on both fronts through numerous allied health-related applications, examples, boxes, and a new Companion Web Site, GOB ChemistryNow. In addition to the many resources found in GOB ChemistryNow, this powerful new Web site contains questions modeled after the "Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams" and NCLEX-LPN "Certification Exams." The authors strive to dispel users' inherent fear of chemistry and to instill an appreciation for the role chemistry plays in our daily lives through a rich pedagogical structure and an accessible writing style that provides lucid explanations. In addition, Seager and Slabaugh's CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY, Fifth Edition, provides greater support in both problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. By demonstrating how this information will be important to a reader's future career and providing important career information online, the authors not only help readers to set goals but also to focus on achieving them. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars it isn't the best
This book have a traditional approach, dont take anything new. Your price is very high.

Pablo A. Pereira B. Sc. Pharm ... Read more


67. Introduction to Organic Laboratory Techniques (with Endsheet)
by Donald L. Pavia
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Asin: 0030265665
Catlog: Book (1999-02-01)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 237445
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This edition features the successful format that has characterized the previous editions. It includes essays that add relevance and interest to the experiments, and emphasis on the development of the important laboratory techniques, the use of spectroscopy and instrumental methods of analysis, a section featuring conventional-scale experiments and methods, and a wide selection of well-tested and well-written experiments. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Lab Text But Not Everyone Has To Buy It
Though a complete laboratory text with 50+ experiments, lab techniques, tables of unknowns and spectroscopy, the organic faculty prepare our own lab manual to be followed. Pavia text becomes a close handy reference for lab techniques and setup. The techniques section, which include filtration, crystallization, distillation (simple, fractional, and steam), chromatogrpahy (column, thin-layer, and gas)... should be carefully studied before conducting experiments for beginning students. Unless your organic lab course follows almost exactly the outline of experiments in this text, you can check it out from the library and read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best organic laboratory manual available!
I have taken a full course using this book and I think that it is the best one I have seen! Organic chemistry is a hard subject and this book lays it out in an understandable way. The "techniuques" section is current, readable, and the pictures are well done. The essays that accompany many of the experiments are entertaining and give good background information that helps doing the experiments more enjoyable. Probably the best section is the "identification of unknowns" section which lays out in a good logical way how to identify what you have in the lab. I think that the book also addresses and promotes a great trend in chemistry i.e. microscale research that reduces waste and promotes conservation of chemicals and the environment. ... Read more


68. Spin Dynamics: Basics of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
by Malcolm H.Levitt
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Asin: 0471489220
Catlog: Book (2001-08-15)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 202482
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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NMR spectroscopy is one of the most important and widely used techniques for the identification of compounds. Based on an established course this core text offers a truly modern and updated approach.

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject

  • Includes a multi-disciplinary approach, concentrating on basic principles and concepts

  • Contains chapters of worked examples and problems to encourage a fuller understanding of topics

  • Offers a pedagogical approach, starting with quarks and nucleons, and moving on to cover NMR imaging, COSY (Correlated Spectroscopy) and NOESY (Nuclear Overhauser Effect Spectroscopy).

As a core subject in many science disciplines, this text will appeal to a wide range of students, as well as practising scientists and technicians. Assuming only a basic knowledge of complex numbers and matrices, it carefully and lucidly aids readers to fully understand this challenging subject. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for any aspiring NMR jockeys
For those studying biomolecules with NMR, the unofficial bible is of course the maroon colored Cavanagh book. Though this is an excellent book, it isn't the best suited book for beginners. This is where Levitt's book comes in: this is by far the kindest introduction to NMR that I have seen, with heavy emphasis on understanding the concepts first and the formalism later. The book is full of useful diagrams, detailed analogies, and exercises for the reader where other books only show equations. So borrows someone's Cavanagh first, and if you get stuck after 20 pages then order yourself a copy of Levitt and you won't be disappointed. If you already have studied NMR and are looking at how to apply it to proteins, then Cavanagh should suit you fine.

5-0 out of 5 stars Clear first introduction to NMR
This book could simply be stated as an excellent attempt to introduce the foundations of NMR. It is a very good primer on all theoretical aspects that are essential to an understanding of the subject.
It offers a methodical, step-by-step approach. Useful tools and consistent terminology are the most attracting feature of this volume. It is well-illustrated; and controversial issues are highlighted in the "Notes" sections at the end of each chapter. It has illustrative problems at the end of each chapter, with solutions provided at the end.
Interestingly, the appendix covers many important aspects that are needed at a more advanced stage. Useful tools for the understanding of NMR are developed at appropriate stages. These include: the box notation for coherences, populations, density matrices and transitions; the origin of NMR spectra from individual coherence terms in the density matrix; origin of 2-D NMR signals as well as many important concepts in Fourier Transform NMR are described. The origins of relaxation enjoy a very readable and simplistic approach in the last chapter.
Whenever simplistic approximations are used, the author never claims of completeness or rigour. Distinction is made between terms that are physically correct and terms that are sometimes misleading, but enjoy widespread use in the NMR spectroscopy convention. The essential tools in quantum mechanics are outlined, product operator descriptions are used frequently and repetitively, that enhances understanding and provides more practice. Pictorial representations have been given where possible, a view-point beginners like myself find very useful.
One drawback, is a careful side-lining of the very important technique of using pulse-field gradients, although their cousin technique, named pulse-cycles is quite elaborately explained. I hope, the next issue of the book would also cover up this important technique. ... Read more


69. The New Glucose Revolution Complete Guide to Glycemic Index Values
by Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Susanna Holt, Johanna Burani
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Asin: 1569244782
Catlog: Book (2003-08-21)
Publisher: Marlowe & Company
Sales Rank: 9464
Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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The Only Authoritative, Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Guide to Glycemic Index Values—A Companion to the New York Times Bestseller The New Glucose Revolution

The glycemic index (GI)—an easy-to-understand measure of how different foods affect our blood glucose levels—is revolutionizing the way we eat. Now medical experts and health authorities around the world advocate using GI values in making daily food decisions—so it’s never been more important to understand how to choose and benefit from low-GI foods. The New Glucose Revolution Complete Guide to Glycemic Index Values provides GI values for hundreds of foods and beverages. Included are three easy-to-read tables: an A to Z listing, a comprehensive listing by food categories, and a handy, at-a-glance table sorted according to low, intermediate and high GI values. Each entry in every table also specifies serving size, net carbohydrate per serving, and the glycemic load, which is clearly explained. Also included in the book are two GI Food Pyramids, specially created by the authors, to help guide you to appropriate daily food choices. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Too technical
Even though the book contains alot of useful information--if you are a scientist, I found it to be frustrating for someone trying to manage a weight loss program. My mistake was to purchase this book before the program book. I am hoping it will be a better reference tool than an explanation for a diet.

1-0 out of 5 stars Never heard of most products
I had high hopes for this glycemic index to food products. However, most items listed seem to be from Australia, Canada and South Africa and I don't recognize the brand names. The book does not have enough useful information. I am very disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful information... if you're in Australia
I had searched far and wide for a good listing of foods by Glycemic LOAD (different from glycemic index). This book does have a really nice compilation that includes glycemic load and glycemic index as well as net carb count all in one chart. The frustrating part is that it is focused more on Canadian and Australian products than on United States. Many of the items that are listed are not available here. But it IS better than anything I've been able to find thus far.

4-0 out of 5 stars More, Please
What we need is more. More specific results, more numbers for foods available in the US, more specific name-brand items, more, more, much more. Yes, I realize that research is time-consuming and expensive. I realize this is the best available resource. But we need more...

Just for fun, you should read the South Beach Diet book for contrast. This book (NGR) looks to me to have a more balanced, long term approach whereas the SBD seems to be focused on those that want fast results. Following the NGR guidelines, it seems like I eat more than I used to and am full more often, but I've lost 30 pounds over the last 4 months. ... Read more


70. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants
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Asin: 0943088372
Catlog: Book (2002-05-10)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 550219
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Biochemistry Molecular Biology of Plants is a major contribution to the plant sciences literature, superbly edited by three distinguished scientists, Bob B. Buchanan, Wilhelm Gruissem, and Russell L. Jones, with contributions from more than 50 world-renowned scientists. With over 1,400 pages, 1,100 full-colour original drawings and 500 photographs this work qualifies, in the words of the Science reviewer, as:

"an essential reference for practicing plant biologists and for the increasing number of scientists from other disciplines who are entering the field of plant biology. To exploit fully the wealth of new information provided by the genome projects and to integrate the metabolic, regulatory, and signal transduction pathways of complex organisms, biologists will require a solid command of biochemistry and physiology. For this reason, the publication of Biochemistry Molecular Biology of Plants could not have come at a more opportune and auspicious time."

This book is meticulously organised and richly illustrated, useful both for teaching and for reference. The multi-authored work provides a contemporary view of its subject, including molecular biology, cell biology, and plant physiology, integrated around the themes of:

  • compartmentation
  • cell reproduction
  • energetics
  • metabolism
  • development
Read the words of the reviewer in CELL:

"The great strength of this book is that it has integrated its three major components (molecular biology, cell biology, and plant biochemistry) in each of the 24 chapters, resulting in a comprehensive analysis of a multitude of specific topics."

Who should buy this spectacular new text?

  • Plant biologists and scientists in related fields
  • Professors in departments of plant biology, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, and related fields
  • Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students of plant biology
  • Researchers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and agribusiness industries

    A CD-ROM of all illustrative matter in the book is available separately. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Explanations not very comprehensive
    The text covers a wide variety of plant molecular biology which is convienent. However the explanations are often very vague and do not connect with each other. When reading a paragraph you are often left with unanswered questions and the next paragraph may not connect with the previous paragraph at all. Not at all recommended for the beginner or undergraduate.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive
    This text book is astoundingly comprehensive. It covers all aspects of plant biochemistry and is written for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student. Great resource as reference material.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive and Generously Ilustrated Textbook
    It is a nice comprehensive textbook, which can satisfy both who looks for theoretical information and who are working on advance plant molecular techniques in research laboratory! ... Read more


  • 71. Molecular Modelling: Principles and Applications (2nd Edition)
    by Andrew Leach
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    Asin: 0582382106
    Catlog: Book (2001-03-30)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 220233
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars An excellent overview
    Good:
    This book gives an excellent overview of molecular simulation techniques starting with quantum mechanics ab initio type calculations and going up through molecular dynamics and polymer simulation. It gives a good step up from your standard physical chemistry text (such as Atkins or Chang) to being able to read the literature on modern molecular modelling techniques.

    Bad:
    The treatment of many methods is somewhat superficial.
    The book was first written in 1996 and updated in 2000 - it is starting to get a bit out of date.

    Overall I would recommend this as a solid introduction and reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The bible
    If you could choose only one book about molecular modelling - this should be it. Everything is covered, more or less thourough, from ab initio to molecular docking, algorithms, force fields, molecular dynamics, etc. It is well written, but also works well if you want to look up single key words. The book can be read by novices to molecular modelling as well as it is useful for experts. I can highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Review by a molecular tyro
    I'd like to recommend this book from the perspective of someone who is new to the field. I have only an informal background in chemistry and biology and an undergraduate physics degree that's 20 years old. Mr. Leach works through a broad range of material, from numeric solutions to the quantum equations for a molecule to algorithms for searching through the conformational space. His descriptions have to be concise in order to fit the enormous volume of material he has to cover, yet I found that I had no trouble following along. He often takes a historical approach. I found this effective. I would find myself wandering down blind alleys when examining the early solutions, then read the later art and have a greater appreciation for the problem than if the ultimate answer were presented first. I have been able to use much of the book as a practical guide in my work.

    Frankly, I'm amazed that someone with a professional life can find the time to put together a book of this scope.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good overview of the field
    Leach provides a very good overview of the entire computational chemistry field, discussing everything from ab initio quantum mechanical methods to molecular mechanics. The book is fairly easy to read and is appropriate for beginners. However, I did detect certain typographical errors in sections of the book discussing QM methods that may confuse those just being introduced to the field. Hopefully these will be removed in later printings. For a more detailed discussion of QM methods try Introduction to Computational Chemistry by Jensen.

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the first...
    I hear that the Jensen book is very similar... But, until I read it I'll keep my trap shut... This is a very good book at providing some of the foundations for how many comp. chem. methods function. Gives a good overview for almost all methods, but some newer concepts (which weren't exactly developed at the time) are a bit sparser... The math isn't overly daunting if you can follow most QMech stuff, and he provides many many references in case you do get stuck... Overall, good, but perhaps needs to be overhauled for the next generation of comp. chem. ... Read more


    72. Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight
    by Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones
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    Asin: 071675701X
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
    Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company
    Sales Rank: 15792
    Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Generally good
    This is one of the more advanced general chem textbooks available. It has a review section at the beginning of the book for those who are not quite ready for college level chemistry. Unlike its two main competitors(Principles of Modern Chemistry by Oxtoby and Chemical Principles by Zumdahl), it introduces quantum chemistry (at very basic level) first. If you have hard time with this book, you might have to go down a level and find a text for regular science major general chemistry, for example, Brown/LeMay/Bursten or Moore/Stanitski/Jurs.

    4-0 out of 5 stars THE COLLOGE 1ST SEMESTER HONORS CHEM BOOK
    I used this book for my 1st semester Honors Chemistry class at Cornell University (CHEM 215). Even though Chem is not my favorite science subject (I'm an electrical engineer, so I prefer physics instead) I have to say the combination of book and professor (Benjamin Widom), makes me remember that class as my favorite one during my first semester at Cornell. I wouldn't listen too much to the negative reviewer (Who wrote this book?). The book is not bad at all; it is just focused towards students who are going to be majoring on Chemistry (Pre-Meds). But that doesn't make it "bad". I do recognize that there are some typos in this edition that our professor easily corrected (that's why I gave it a 4 and not a 5).

    1-0 out of 5 stars Who wrote this book?
    This is an overly complicated book appropriate for honors chemistry majors. Compared to other books in this category, it is not as easy to work with.

    The biggest question has to be why Peter Atkins is even writing books in this category. He is a British physical chemist and everyone knows that British universities do not teach general chemistry. So, is this really a Loretta Jones book with Atkins name, because he is famous, or is Atkins crossing over?

    5-0 out of 5 stars UCLA's Primary Chemistry Text
    This is the primary chemistry textbook for over 800+ students in UCLA with four different chemistry professors. Book is clear, concise, and very understandable. The fact that UCLA, with a pretty well known engineering school, would choose this text for their primary teachings proves that this book is great.

    1-0 out of 5 stars It made me feel stupid
    How many chemistry textbooks begin with the beginning "You need insight to think like a chemist."? What is the definition of "insight?" So if I don't have their kind of "insight", I can't do chemistry? This book is slightly useful for teaching reactions, but does not particularly go out of the way to explain the fundamentals (quantum mechanics) required to understand these concepts. If you're looking for a general chem textbook, there are much much better choices than this waste of paper. ... Read more


    73. Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology
    by Donald Brenner, Sergey Lyshevski, Gerald Iafrate, William A. Goddard III
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    Asin: 0849312000
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-29)
    Publisher: CRC Press
    Sales Rank: 769208
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Nanotechnology, science, and engineering spearhead the 21st century revolution that is leading to fundamental breakthroughs in the way materials, devices, and systems are understood, designed, made, and used. With contributions from a host of world-class experts and pioneers in the field, this handbook sets forth the fundamentals of nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), studies their fabrication, and explores some of their most promising applications. It provides comprehensive information and references for nanoscale structures, devices, and systems, molecular technology and nanoelectromechanical theory, and promises to become a standard reference for the field. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Very Young Field
    Is Nanotech just more hype? Blue sky research with no practical products in sight?

    This book hopes to dispell that by presenting a solid survey of the field. It does require a fairly high technical level in the reader, concentrated in engineering. This may be a good sign. Things are not relegated to pure research. Indeed, several chapters discuss possible biotech and molecular electronics applications. Though you should be warned that these might be harder to build than expressed in the confident tone of some authors.

    Some readers may see parallels to a description of the semiconductor industry circa 1955, when some devices had been built, but the full potential was only just being suspected. If so, perhaps all the more reason for you to go into nanotech, using this book as one of your guides. ... Read more


    74. Billmeyer and Saltzman's Principles of Color Technology, 3rd Edition
    by Roy S.Berns
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    Asin: 047119459X
    Catlog: Book (2000-03-31)
    Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
    Sales Rank: 204771
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Fully updated-the classic comprehensive introduction to color technology
    The Third Edition of Billmeyer and Saltzman's Principles of Color Technology combines the clarity and ease of use of earlier editions with two decades of advancement in the theory and technology of color. Defining color as "a certain kind of light, its effect on the human eye, or (most important of all) the result of this effect in the mind of the viewer," the book offers detailed coverage of color, colorants, the coloring of materials, and reproducing the color of materials through imaging.
    While retaining important material on the color technology of paints, plastics, textiles, and other materials, the Third Edition features in-depth coverage of computer-generated color, digital image capture, desktop color printing, and color management-achieving color fidelity among scanners, digital cameras, and other color imaging devices. The new edition of Principles of Color Technology offers expanded coverage that includes:
    * Measuring color quality-a new chapter describes the principles and applications of setting instrumental color tolerances
    * Mathematics of color technology-a new appendix presents principles of color technology using mathematics
    * Color modeling-additional material covers CRT displays and color printing
    Supplemented with copious numerical examples, graphs, and illustrations that clarify and explain complex material, as well as side bars that present technical details in a well-organized, accessible manner, this excellent and exciting introduction for newcomers to the field is also a valuable reference for experienced color technologists, color specialists, chemical and industrial engineers, computer scientists, research scientists, and mathematicians interested in color.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Student Review of B&S Principles of Color Technology
    The latest edition of Billmeyer and Saltzman's Principles of Color Technology is a complete rewrite. The author's use of in-text examples and "back to principles" appendix facilitate understanding of the concepts. The range of color science conepts (from basic colorimetry to an end-to-end color imaging system) make it a must-have for the color science student to the experienced color professional. ... Read more


    75. Practical HPLC Method Development, 2nd Edition
    by Lloyd R.Snyder, Joseph J.Kirkland, Joseph L.Glajch
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    Asin: 047100703X
    Catlog: Book (1997-03-03)
    Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
    Sales Rank: 30242
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This revision brings the reader completely up to date on the evolving methods associated with increasingly more complex sample types analyzed using high-performance liquid chromatography, or HPLC. The book also incorporates updated discussions of many of the fundamental components of HPLC systems and practical issues associated with the use of this analytical method. This edition includes new or expanded treatments of sample preparation, computer assisted method development, as well as biochemical samples, and chiral separations. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book - information overload
    This is a very useful reference to have if you work extensively on HPLC. I find its of more use to understand concepts ...there is a lot of information here.

    Which means - if you are looking for a solution to a problem and you want to research separation theory - a great book.

    If your looking for a quick fix to an HPLC problem - not as good. This is a detailed, extensive and well written text on HPLC Method development - wish there was more on validation here though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Plactical and Rational method Development!
    Rational Method development for HPLC is resented. Instruction of rational development of 3-solvent separation system is excellent. This book also has useful know-hows and tools in practical laboratory experiments, such as strength of hydrogen bonding of base silica and nomograph for estimation of "solvent strength" for reversed phase HPLC.

    5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent book on pratical HPLC
    The book is useful for gerenal operator who are both novice and expert. It do is pratice. It's better give another chapter for troubleshooting and maintence. ... Read more


    76. Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules, Second Edition
    by John Suchocki
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    Asin: 0805332286
    Catlog: Book (2003-03-07)
    Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
    Sales Rank: 220741
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    John Suchocki's Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules makes chemistry come alive for the nonscience reader through an engaging writing style, fun and easy-to-perform experiments, and a multimedia package that is as uniquely integrated as it is extensive. Building on the success of the First Edition, this revised book provides a fresh, insightful, and welcoming look into the concepts of chemistry.Twelve core chapters cover basic chemical concepts including atomic models, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. These are followed by seven chapters organized around applied chemistry topics such as nutrition, drugs, agriculture, water resources, the atmosphere, modern materials, and energy sources.For college instructors, students and readers interested in chemistry. ... Read more


    77. How to Prepare for the SAT II Chemistry
    by Joseph A. Mascetta
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    Asin: 0764116665
    Catlog: Book (2002-09-12)
    Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
    Sales Rank: 21781
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    Up-to-date preparation for the SAT II Chemistry includes a diagnostic test and four full-length practice tests to help students assess their strengths and weaknesses. All test questions are answered and explained. Subject review chapters cover all test topics: structure of matter, states of matter, solutions, reaction types, stoichemistry, equilibrium and reaction rates, thermodynamics, descriptive chemistry, and much more. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars practice tests help
    This book has a lot of useful information in it, but I think the practice tests are the most valuable part. The one thing that was not in the practice tests was an ample supply of questions about descriptive chemistry, which were frequent when I took the actual test. Make sure you study descriptive chemistry. Even though I scored 750, below what I had hoped for, it is still a good book.

    2-0 out of 5 stars There are better choices
    Barron's has a history of making bad test-prep books, though unarguably, REA is worse. I took the SAT II Biology last year, received an 800, but it was most certainly not the Barron's book that helped. The Barron's book was completely off key in giving difficult enough information, and falsely boosted my confidence in entering the actual test, which was much more difficult than the questions in the Barron's book. In contrast, for the SAT II Chemistry, some of the questions seem unreasonably abstruse and irrelevant (just like REA), providing information that does not help you for the test. Princeton Review has too much of a relaxed tone and misses out on some information as well, and Kaplan also has some unnecessary stuff like (Delta G = -RT ln Keq, some extra electrochemistry stuff), and doesn't have the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation etc. Though a mix of Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Barron's ultimately works. You should definitely stay away from REA though--best to borrow these books from your local library than to buy them.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Goes beyond the SAT II Chemistry and AP!!
    This review book was really good. I only had like a week to prepare for the test so I turned to this book as a last resort. It is better than some of the AP Chem books. I wished I had this book for AP Chem. It is so helpful. It goes over the major topics in detail and most importantly, reviews the labs, which are really stressed on the SAT II Chemistry. It's true what my teacher told me. After you take an AP class, you will forget everything. I did pretty poorly on the SAT II Chemistry. My fault for procrastinating. I get my scores back tomorrow. Hope I got like a 700. ... Read more


    78. Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering
    by Steven H. Strogatz
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    Asin: 0738204536
    Catlog: Book (2001-01-15)
    Publisher: Perseus Books Group
    Sales Rank: 45155
    Average Customer Review: 4.84 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Simplifing A Complex Field Through A Consistent Approach
    Having read the reviews thus far, I can't find anything I disagree with. It's the best technical text I've ever read. Many of the strengths have been mentioned already: intuitive approach, clear and concise, wide range of interesting illustrative examples, etc.

    In addition, the consistent use and discussion of trajectories, phase space, stable points, etc. throughout the entire text allows the reader to incrementally build from each previous lesson. Though other books on nonlinear dynamics use these same tools, the vivid explanations and repetitions with incremental differences greatly enhanced the comprehensibility of these topics. I especially appreciate these consistent methods applied to the consolidation of the material in this text after reading books and papers from various authors using different jargon and methods of illustrating the same concepts.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
    If you have read about Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics and you wish to delve deeper into the mathematics behind the theories then this is the book for you. Strogatz is an excellent writer with an uncanny ability to make advanced concepts seem amazingly simple. The exercises and examples make this book perfect for the motivated self-learner. I must warn you however that you had better be at least somewhat familiar with ODE before you dive into this text. I strongly recommend this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chaos on a plate
    Strogatz's approach to Nonlinear Dynamics is suitable for anyone equipped with a good basic understanding of ordinary differential equations. He allows the reader to gradually build-up their understanding through a series of illustrations and examples - this is the sort of book that will be indispensable the night before a final year undergraduate Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics exam. Not excessively mathematical, contains solid explanations and encourages the reader to learn more about this fantastic area of physics.

    5-0 out of 5 stars thanks to Dr. Strogatz!
    It is an essential book for everybody who wants to learn nonlinear dynamics. It is writen by the master in the field in a very clear and understandable language.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book but...
    This is a great book - clear explanations, lots of examples and exercises and helpful references and index. However, answers to selected exercises is really annoying - when will publishers insist on a full set of solutions?

    Having programs to plot the figures in the book would have helped in understanding the material. If you want Mathematica programs - see Wolframs "The Mathematica Book". For Maple and MATLAB programs, see Lynch's Dynamical Systems books.

    Strogatz's Sync book is a marvelous read. ... Read more


    79. Explosives
    by RudolfMeyer, JosefKöhler, AxelHomburg
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    Asin: 3527302670
    Catlog: Book (2002-03-22)
    Publisher: Wiley-VCH
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This world-famous reference work has been enlarged and updated without tampering with its tried and tested format. Around 500 alphabetically ordered, monographic entries consider the physicochemical properties, production methods and safe applications of over 120 explosive chemicals; discuss 70 fuels, additives and oxidizing agents; and describe test methods.

    The extensive thermodynamic data have been thoroughly updated and for the first time are also provided in electronic format. The included CD-ROM was compiled by the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (Pfinztal, Germany) and represents an excerpt from the ICT Thermodynamical Database. Not only additional thermodynamic data, and references to further reading, but also enhanced search facilities are provided.

    Other key features include: the 1500-entry combined index and glossary (comprising terms and abbreviations in English, French and German), conversion tables and many literature references.

    This book is suitable for explosive experts and also for translators, public authorities and patent lawyers.

    From reviews of previous editions:
    '... This wealth of information and an index that comprises some 1500 keywords and several conversion tables make this a unique source of knowledge for anybody working with explosives.' (Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent basic reference on explosive materials.
    While lacking complex descriptions of explosive concepts, this book provides the user with an invaluable reference guide to the basic concepts behind explosive materials and explosive physics. An invaluable reference guide to a wide variety of commercial and specialty explosive materials, this book is a must have for anyone involved in the field of commercial explosives ... Read more


    80. Chemistry
    by Steven S. Zumdahl, Susan Zumdahl
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    Asin: 0618035915
    Catlog: Book (2000-05-01)
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    Sales Rank: 87323
    Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
    I used the first edition in 1989 as a general chemistry student. The book was easy to follow and well written. Later as a school teacher, I used the book teaching my ap students. The problems are challenging, incorporating many techniques and problem solving skills. Now, as a chemical engineer, I still use it as a reference guide.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Thorough Yet Approachable Introduction to Chemistry
    This text distinguishes itself from similar books through its clear prose, many examples, wonderful graphics, and plentiful problems, which span the range of skill from simple to challenging.

    Contrary to some previous reviewers, I am not interested in the type of suits the author wears, and I have found the examples and problems to reinforce the text and help form a clear and concise presentation. Knowing that some students will not have access to the even-numbered solutions, the author has structured the problems so that the odd-numbered problems thoroughly cover the material. Moreover, the Complete Solutions Manual is available through several online textbook retailers.

    I highly recommend this text for anyone looking for a strong presentation of chemistry fundamentals.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for AP Chem
    I used this book in my high school, junior year AP Chemistry class and I felt I learned a ton. I think it was extremely easy to read, yet time consuming. It will require a lot of effort, but I think the end results are worth it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OK text
    This is a textbook for college-level general chemistry, not introductory organic chemistry. It provides concise, generally clear explanations of basic chemical concepts. College-level chemistry is a difficult course for many college students today in large part due to their poor preparedness to study at college level. Many are struggling with simple algebra many 7th grade students in other countries would have no difficuly with. They also have trouble understand any books written above 8th grade readability level. Even thought this is not a perfect textbook, it is not an excuse for failures of many students in college chemistry. No textbook will do them any good unless they are more perpared to take chemistry by strengthening their math, English by taking remedy courses, and by improving their study habits. For a slightly better text, check out the text by Moore, Stanitski, and Jurs might be considered. If you are struggling, you might want to get a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chemistry by Guch or Survival Guide for General Chemistry by Atwood.

    2-0 out of 5 stars No thanks to you!!
    In college, professors expect students to learn on their own, so the students basically rely on their books. At Penn State, there is a 60% failure rate for people who take an introductory Organic Chemistry class. I wonder why?? Because they use this book!! I flunked Chemistry, no thanks to this book!! They should make better ones. ... Read more


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