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A Life of Magic Chemistry

A Life of Magic Chemistry Author George A. Olah
ISBN-10 9780471220404
Release 2002-01-31
Pages 296
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The fascinating autobiographical reflections of Nobel Prize winner George Olah How did a young man who grew up in Hungary between the two World Wars go from cleaning rubble and moving pianos at the end of World War II in the Budapest Opera House to winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry? George Olah takes us on a remarkable journey from Budapest to Cleveland to Los Angeles-with a stopover in Stockholm, of course. An innovative scientist, George Olah is truly one of a kind, whose amazing research into extremely strong acids and their new chemistry yielded what is now commonly known as superacidic "magic acid chemistry." A Life of Magic Chemistry is an intimate look at the many journeys that George Olah has traveled-from his early research and teaching in Hungary, to his move to North America where, during his years in industry, he continued his study of the elusive cations of carbon, to his return to academia in Cleveland, and, finally, his move to Los Angeles, where he built the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute to find new solutions to the grave problem of the world's diminishing natural oil and gas resources and to mitigate global warming by recycling carbon dioxide into hydrocarbon fuels and products. Professor Olah invites the reader to enjoy the story of his remarkable path-marked by hard work, imagination, and never-ending quests for discovery-which eventually led to the Nobel Prize. Intertwining his research and teaching with a unique personal writing style truly makes A Life of Magic Chemistry an engaging read. His autobiography not only touches on his exhilarating life and pursuit for new chemistry but also reflects on the broader meaning of science in our perpetual search for understanding and knowledge.



A Life of Magic Chemistry

A Life of Magic Chemistry Author George A. Olah
ISBN-10 9781118840030
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 336
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The autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner, this book tells us aboutGeorge Olah's fascinating research into extremely strong superacidsand how it yielded the common term "magic acids." Olah guides usthrough his long and remarkable journey, from Budapest to Clevelandto Los Angeles, with a stopover in Stockholm, of course. Thisupdated autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner George A. Olahchronicles the distinguished career of a chemist whose work in abroad range of chemistry areas, and most notably that in methanechemistry, led to technologies that impact the processing andutility of alternative fuels. The book’s title is basedon Olah’s work on extremely strong superacids and how they yielded the common term,“magic acids.” The search for stable carbocationsled to the discovery of protonated methane which wasstabilized by superacids, likeFSO3H-SbF5 ("Magic Acid"). CH4 + H+ →CH5+. Olah was also involved in acareer-long battle with Herbert C. Brown of Purdue over theexistence of so-called "nonclassical" carbocations – such asthe norbornyl cation, which can be depicted as cationic characterdelocalized over several bonds. In recent years, his research hasshifted from hydrocarbons and their transformation into fuel to the methanol economy. He hasjoined with Robert Zubrin, Anne Korin, and James Woolsey inpromoting a flexible-fuel mandate initiative.



Voyage Through Time

Voyage Through Time Author Ahmed Zewail
ISBN-10 9781617972461
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 344
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From a beginning in an Egyptian Delta town and the port of Alexandria to the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage through time his own life and the split-second world of the femtosecond. In this engaging expos? of his life and work until his receipt of the Nobel Prize in 1999, Zewail explores in non-technical language the landscape of molecules glimpsed on the scale of one quadrillionth of a second: the femtosecond, 0. 000 000 000 000 001 second. Zewail enriches the journey into the strange territory of femtochemistry with insightful analogies and illustrations to aid both the general reader and the scientifically inclined. He likewise draws lessons from his life story so far, and he meditates on the impact the revolution in science has had on our modern world in both developed and developing countries. He suggests a concrete course of action for the world of the have-nots, and ends the book with hope for Egypt in developing the nation's greatest natural resource its youth to build a more promising future, and for America to develop a new vision domestically and internationally.



Orbital Interactions in Chemistry

Orbital Interactions in Chemistry Author Thomas A. Albright
ISBN-10 9781118558256
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 834
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Explains the underlying structure that unites all disciplines in chemistry Now in its second edition, this book explores organic, organometallic, inorganic, solid state, and materials chemistry, demonstrating how common molecular orbital situations arise throughout the whole chemical spectrum. The authors explore the relationships that enable readers to grasp the theory that underlies and connects traditional fields of study within chemistry, thereby providing a conceptual framework with which to think about chemical structure and reactivity problems. Orbital Interactions in Chemistry begins by developing models and reviewing molecular orbital theory. Next, the book explores orbitals in the organic-main group as well as in solids. Lastly, the book examines orbital interaction patterns that occur in inorganic–organometallic fields as well as cluster chemistry, surface chemistry, and magnetism in solids. This Second Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with new discoveries and computational tools since the publication of the first edition more than twenty-five years ago. Among the new content, readers will find: Two new chapters dedicated to surface science and magnetic properties Additional examples of quantum calculations, focusing on inorganic and organometallic chemistry Expanded treatment of group theory New results from photoelectron spectroscopy Each section ends with a set of problems, enabling readers to test their grasp of new concepts as they progress through the text. Solutions are available on the book's ftp site. Orbital Interactions in Chemistry is written for both researchers and students in organic, inorganic, solid state, materials, and computational chemistry. All readers will discover the underlying structure that unites all disciplines in chemistry.



The Case of the Poisonous Socks

The Case of the Poisonous Socks Author William Hodson Brock
ISBN-10 9781849733243
Release 2011
Pages 348
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A collection of essays containing tales of chemists and their discoveries from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.



Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences

Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences Author Bruno Pignataro
ISBN-10 352763052X
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 348
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Ideas in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences gives an account of the most recent results of research in life sciences in Europe based on a selection of leading young scientists participating in the 2008 European Young Chemists Award competition. In addition to this, the authors provide the state of the art of their field of research and the perspective or preview of future directions.



Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding Author George Acquaah
ISBN-10 9781118313695
Release 2012-08-16
Pages 760
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To respond to the increasing need to feed the world's population as well as an ever greater demand for a balanced and healthy diet there is a continuing need to produce improved new cultivars or varieties of plants, particularly crop plants. The strategies used to produce these are increasingly based on our knowledge of relevant science, particularly genetics, but involves a multidisciplinary understanding that optimizes the approaches taken. Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, 2nd Edition introduces both classical and molecular tools for plant breeding. Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in the new, updated edition of this text. Industry highlight boxes are included throughout the text to contextualize the information given through the professional experiences of plant breeders. The final chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops. Up-to-date edition of this bestselling book incorporating the most recent technologies in the field Combines both theory and practice in modern plant breeding Updated industry highlights help to illustrate the concepts outlined in the text Self assessment questions at the end of each chapter aid student learning Accompanying website with artwork from the book available to instructors



Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician

Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician Author George A. Stouffer
ISBN-10 9781119066507
Release 2016-12-28
Pages 384
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Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician, 2nd Edition, provides a useful, succinct and understandable guide to the practical application of hemodynamics in clinical medicine for all trainees and clinicians in the field. Concise handbook to help both practicing and prospective clinicians better understand and interpret the hemodynamic data used to make specific diagnoses and monitor ongoing therapy Numerous pressure tracings throughout the book reinforce the text by demonstrating what will be seen in daily practice Topics include coronary artery disease; cardiomyopathies; valvular heart disease; arrhythmias; hemodynamic support devices and pericardial disease New chapters on TAVR, ventricular assist devices, and pulmonic valve disease, expanded coverage of pulmonary hypertension, fractional flow reserve, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and valvular heart disease Provides a basic overview of circulatory physiology and cardiac function followed by detailed discussion of pathophysiological changes in various disease states



Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories

Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories Author David Garlock
ISBN-10 0813825458
Release 2003-04-21
Pages 809
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As Garlock relates in the preface, “The quality of the research, reporting and writing of these unique features is stunning. No two are written exactly the same way. But they all hold to one constant: strong emotions and content—powerful, touching, frightening, harrowing journalism.” The rules for winning a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing are simple, yet demanding: the prize is awarded for “a distinguished example of feature writing giving prime consideration to high literary quality and originality.” For over two decades, the Pulitzer has been given annually to journalists whose work best exemplifies those high ideals. The second edition of Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories: America’s Best Writing is an unabridged collection of this award-winning work, now covering 25 years. Editor David Garlock analyzes each story, and readers are given a glimpse at the circumstances surrounding the narrative. Each feature is followed by an insightful analysis by Garlock that probes the tactics the feature writer used in both writing and reporting the work. Journalism students and experienced professional writers will find Pulitzer Prize Feature Stories an essential compendium of the best feature writing of the last quarter century.



Chemical Heritage

Chemical Heritage Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058989818
Release 2003
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Chemical Heritage has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Chemical Heritage also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Chemical Heritage book for free.



Chemistry Concepts and Problems

Chemistry  Concepts and Problems Author Clifford C. Houk
ISBN-10 0471121207
Release 1996-03-09
Pages 320
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CHEMISTRY SECOND EDITION The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of chemistry Have you ever wondered about the differences between liquids, gases, and solids? Or what actually happens when something burns? What exactly is a solution? An acid? A base? This is chemistry--the composition and structure of substances composing all matter, and how they can be transformed. Whether you are studying chemistry for the first time on your own, want to refresh your memory for a test, or need a little help for a course, this concise, interactive guide gives you a fresh approach to this fascinating subject. This fully up-to-date edition of Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: * Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about chemistry * Requires no prerequisites * Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format * Lists objectives for each chapter--you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it * Reinforces what you learn with chapter self-tests



Dazzle Gradually

Dazzle Gradually Author Lynn Margulis
ISBN-10 9781603581363
Release 2007-08-15
Pages 259
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At the crossroads of philosophy and science, the sometimes-dry topics of evolution and ecology come alive in this new collection of essays--many never before anthologized. Learn how technology may be a sort of second nature, how the systemic human fungus Candida albicans can lead to cravings for carrot cake and beer, how the presence of life may be why there's water on Earth, and many other fascinating facts. The essay "Metametazoa" presents perspectives on biology in a philosophical context, demonstrating how the intellectual librarian, pornographer, and political agitator Georges Bataille was influenced by Russian mineralogist Vladimir Vernadsky and how this led to his notion of the absence of meaning in the face of the sun--which later influenced Jacques Derrida, thereby establishing a causal chain of influence from the hard sciences to topics as abstract as deconstruction and post-modernism. In "Spirochetes Awake" the bizarre connection between syphilis and genius in the life of Friedrich Nietzsche is traced. The astonishing similarities of the Acquired-Immune-Deficiency-Syndrome symptoms with those of chronic spirochete infection, it is argued, contrast sharply with the lack of evidence that "HIV is the cause of AIDS". Throughout these readings we are dazzled by the intimacy and necessity of relationships between us and our other planetmates. In our ignorance as "civilized" people we dismiss, disdain, and deny our kinship with the only productive life forms that sustain this living planet.



Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

Dancing Naked in the Mind Field Author Kary Mullis
ISBN-10 9780307772787
Release 2010-11-17
Pages 240
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Here is a multidimensional playland of ideas from the world's most eccentric Nobel-Prize winning scientist. Kary Mullis is legendary for his invention of PCR, which redefined the world of DNA, genetics, and forensic science. He is also a surfer, a veteran of Berkeley in the sixties, and perhaps the only Nobel laureate to describe a possible encounter with aliens. A scientist of boundless curiosity, he refuses to accept any proposition based on secondhand or hearsay evidence, and always looks for the "money trail" when scientists make announcements. Mullis writes with passion and humor about a wide range of topics: from global warming to the O. J. Simpson trial, from poisonous spiders to HIV, from scientific method to astrology. Dancing Naked in the Mind Field challenges us to question the authority of scientific dogma even as it reveals the workings of an uncannily original scientific mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Chemistry and Industry

Chemistry and Industry Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822023017627
Release 2001
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European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry

European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry Author
ISBN-10 CHI:58286410
Release 2003
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Autobiographical Reflections Revised Edition with Glossary

Autobiographical Reflections  Revised Edition with Glossary Author Eric Voegelin
ISBN-10 9780826219305
Release 2011-06
Pages 211
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The 34th volume of the Collected works of Eric Voegelin consists of Voegelin's autobiographical reflections, reprinted from the 1989 edition with additional annotations; a glossary of terms used in Voegelin's writings, illustrated with examples from throughout the Collected works; a volume index; and a cumulative index.



Hungarian Studies

Hungarian Studies Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000111529933
Release 2005
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