The Chemical Century: Molecular Manipulation and Its Impact on the 20th Century

1st Edition

Richard J. Sundberg

Apple Academic Press
Published April 3, 2017
Reference - 744 Pages - 9 Color & 108 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771883665 - CAT# N11656

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Summary

This fascinating new volume provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the chemical aspects of some of the major innovations and changes that occurred during the 20th century, relating chemical structures and properties to real-life applications. Developed for a course taught by the author for several years at UVA, the author covers the important and consequential developments in chemistry and explains their everyday, real-life applications. These include such topics as consumer products, fossil fuel use, polymers, agriculture, food production, nutrition, explosives, and drugs. The section Molecular Biology and Its Applications includes examples of the application of biotechnology and genetic engineering.

 

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