Introducing chemistry in its simplest terms, The New Chemistry set provides an overview of some fascinating areas of research, supplementing information that students may have received from classes in general science, physical science, or chemistry. Current and comprehensive, this six-title set covers topics ranging from the most fundamental fields of chemistry, such as the origins of matter and of the universe, to those with important applications to everyday life, such as the composition of foods and drugs. Emphasis is on recent research and advances in each of the fields of chemistry covered in the set.
Each accessible volume provides a broad, general introduction to the field, including a historical overview; coverage of specific aspects and recent developments; informative biographical sidebars; and a bibliography, a glossary, and an index. This indispensable set offers students a thoroughly engaging reference to a complicated science in language that is easy to understand.
For each title: Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading. Web sources.
About the Author(s)
David E. Newton holds an associate’s degree in science from Grand Rapids Junior College, a B.A. in chemistry and an M.A. in education from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in science education from Harvard University. He taught mathematics and physical sciences, was a professor of chemistry and physics at Salem State College, and was an adjunct professor in the College of Professional Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, resource books, research manuals, trade books, and other educational materials, including DNA Evidence and Forensic Science, one volume in Facts On File's Library in a Book series.