Searching for Xmas Presents?

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published: 08 December 2010
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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JEWELLERY, WATCHES, SCARVES



Anne Deveson, Chemistry – A European Journal

Chemistry Mole design earrings available at Jabebo.com


Sarah Millar, ChemistryViews.org

Left: Resveratrol, a component of red wine, has been made into a necklace at madewithmolecules.com. Right: Wake up with caffeine, available at  molecular-designs.com.

  • Chemical elements replace the usual numbers on a wristwatch

Vera Koester, ChemistryViews.org

Guido Kemeling, ChemSusChem

CLOTHES, TOYS AND MUGS


Kira Welter, ChemPhysChem


Vera Koester, ChemistryViews.org



Selection of giant microbes from giantmicrobes.com

Kira Welter, ChemPhysChem

PERIODIC TABLES


Rachel McGlue, Chemistry – A European Journal

  • Bored with having a periodic table on paper? Here you can get it on pretty much anything, including socks and t-shirts.

Rachel McGlue, Chemistry – A European Journal

Periodic socks from Webelements.com


EXPERIMENTS



Christine Mayer, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

Rachel McGlue, Chemistry – A European Journal

Rachel McGlue, Chemistry – A European Journal

Kira Welter, ChemPhysChem


BOOKS


Best-selling historian Goldsmith incisively chronicles the intensely dramatic life of the first woman scientist to win the Nobel Prize. The straightforward biography illuminates both the public Curie, a tireless scientist obsessed with work, and the private one, a woman who suffered bouts of severe depression, was distant from her children and scarred deeply by the accidental death of her scientist husband, Pierre, in 1906.
Vera Koester, ChemistryViews.org

You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know that your cell phone contains arsenic, your spectacles contain rhodium and that the tin pest is not a disease? And can you name just three researchers whom we have to thank for all these results?

Professor Quadbeck-Seeger goes in search of these and other questions. He describes for each element the story behind its discovery, its physical and chemical properties as well as its role in our everyday lives. Enriched by a wealth of interesting details, this beautifully designed book in full color represents not only varied reading, but also a treasure trove of surprising facts.



Following a receipe is the same as following a synthetic method, so it's no wonder so many chemist seem to enjoy cooking. Find out the favorite receipes of some of the top chemists with this book.
Sarah Millar, ChemistryViews.org

  • Book: Ian Mc Ewan – Solar

In the afterglow of winning a Nobel Prize, Michael Beard stumbles into a new life with a great deal of fanfare and catastrophe: covering up murder, nearly losing his penis to frostbite, and devising a plan to harness the power of the sun to save the planet. Easy reading science related story.

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