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  • Four Laws That Drive the Universeby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. Peter Atkins' powerful introduction explains what the laws are and how they work. more...

  • Four Laws That Drive the Universeby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. Peter Atkins' powerful introduction explains what the laws are and how they work. more...

  • On Beingby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    In this short book Peter Atkins considers the universal questions to which religions have claimed answers. With economy, wit, and elegance, unswerving before awkward realities, Atkins presents what science has to say. While acknowledging the comfort some find in belief, he declares his own faith in science's capacity to reveal the deepest truths. more...

  • Reactionsby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Through an innovative combination of image and text, Peter Atkins explains the processes involved in chemical reactions. He introduces the 'tool kit' of basic reactions, such as precipitation, corrosion, and catalysis, and shows how these building blocks are brought together in more complex processes such as photosynthesis. more...

  • Galileo's Fingerby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Galileo's Finger is quite simply the best introduction to modern scientific concepts that has ever been written. Taking its cue from C.P. Snow's remark that 'not knowing the second law of thermodynamics is like never having read a work by Shakespeare', by reading this book you will become literate in modern science. The ten great ideas it introduces... more...

  • What is Chemistry?by Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    If humans had not harnessed chemistry, we would all literally still be living in the Stone Age. Peter Atkins celebrates the importance of this most fundamental science; and in non-technical lay language, he explains its concepts, components, and methods. A marvellous primer for anyone who would like to understand chemistry. more...

  • The Periodic Kingdomby Peter Atkins

    Orion 2013; US$ 5.99

    A 'travel guide' to the periodic table, explaining the history, geography and the rules of behaviour in this imagined land. The Periodic Kingdom is a journey of imagination in which Peter Atkins treats the periodic table of elements - the 109 chemical elements in the world, from which everything is made - as a country, a periodic kingdom, each... more...

  • Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this essential guide for students of chemistry, Peter Atkins' Very Short Introduction explains the principles and phenomena of physical chemistry. Using few formulas, Atkins shows how physical chemistry draws its ideas from physics, quantum mechanics, and mathematics, and how it has contributed to our understanding of the natural world. more...

  • Chemistry: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Atkins

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    In this Very Short Introduction Peter Atkins inspires us to look at chemistry through new eyes. Considering the remarkable achievements chemistry has made, he presents a fascinating, clear, and rigorous exploration of the world of chemistry - its structure, core concepts, and contributions to the material comfort and culture of the modern world. more...

  • Animal Citiesby Peter Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Animal Cities builds upon a recent surge of interest about animals in the urban context. Considering animals in urban settings is now a firmly established area of study and this book presents a number of valuable case studies that illustrate some of the perspectives that may be adopted. Having an ?urban history? flavour, the book follows a fourfold... more...