London : Imperial College Press ; River Edge, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub., c2000.
Book — xii, 516 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
In this volume 35 famous chemists, including 18 Nobel laureates, tell about their lives in science, the beginnings of their careers, their aspirations, and their hardships and triumphs. The reader will learn about their seminal discoveries, and the conversations in the book bring out the humanity of these great scientists. NMR spectroscopy, computational chemistry, the drama of buckminsterfullerene, the story of the Pill, the politics of atmospheric chemistry and the resonance theory, the beginnings of molecular mechanics and modern stereochemistry are examples of the topics discussed first-hand. (source: Nielsen Book Data)