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xix, 480 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Scope of Book-- Setting the Scene-- Sustainability and Sustainable Development-- Science and its Importance-- Measurement-- Waste and Pollution-- Chemistry and the Environment-- Green Chemistry-- Process Chemistry and Reaction Engineering-- Catalysis-- Renewables-- Energy Production-- New Chemistry-- The Chemist as Citizen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847558138 20160614
The importance of reconciling the continuing needs of humankind with the protection of the environment and the earth's ability to provide for those needs is now better recognised. Chemistry and chemical technology play an important role in this, though not on their own. Interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity are, therefore, critically important concepts. This book, the first of its kind, provides an interdisciplinary introduction to sustainability issues in the context of chemistry and chemical technology. The prime objective of this book is to equip young chemists (and others) to better appreciate, defend and promote the role that chemistry and its practitioners play in moving towards a society better able to control, manage and ameliorate its impact on the ecosphere. To do this, it is necessary to set the ideas, concepts, achievements and challenges of chemistry and its application in the context of its environmental impact, past, present and future, and the changes needed to bring about a more sustainable yet equitable world. Covering aspects assumed, barely addressed or neglected in previous publications - it puts Green Chemistry in a much wider (historic, scientific, technological, intellectual and societal) context and addresses complexities and challenges associated with attitudes to science and technology, media treatment of scientific and technological controversies and difficulties in reconciling environmental protection and global development. While the book stresses the central importance of rigour in the collection and treatment of evidence and reason in decision-making, to ensure that it meets the needs of a wide community of students, it is broad in scope, rather than deep. It is, therefore, appropriate to a wide audience including practising scientists and technologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847558138 20160614
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xxviii, 386 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Reminiscences of Joseph Chatt drawn from conversations with him and from the recollections of his earlier collaborators-- Recent Developments in the Synthesis, Bonding Modes and Reactivity of Hydrido and Dihydrogen Complexes-- The Chemistry of Phosphines-- Transition Metal Complexes of Olefins, Acetylenes, Arenes and Related Isolobal Ligands-- Chemistry Related to Dinitrogen Complexes-- The Biological Work of the ARC Unit of Nitrogen Fixation at the University of Sussex, and Further Developments in the hands of Collaborators and Colleagues-- Patterns and Generalisations in Stability and Reactivity-- Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854044696 20160528
Coordination chemistry, as we know it today, has been shaped by major figures from the past, one of whom was Joseph Chatt. Beginning with a description of Chatt's career presented by co-workers, contemporaries and students, this fascinating book then goes on to show how many of today's leading practitioners in the field, working in such diverse areas as phosphines, hydrogen complexes, transition metal complexes and nitrogen fixation, have been influenced by Chatt. The reader is then brought right up-to-date with the inclusion of some of the latest research on these topics, all of which serves to underline Chatt's continuing legacy. Intended as a permanent record of Chatt's life, work and influence, this book will be of interest to lecturers, graduate students, researchers and science historians.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780854044696 20160528
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