Book ID: CBB424091416

The Chemical Century: Molecular Manipulation and Its Impact on the 20th Century (2017)


Sundberg, Richard J. (Author)

Apple Academic Press

Publication Date: 2017
Physical Details: 770 pp.
Language: English

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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Authors & Contributors
Winston, Mark L.
Shaw, Alison
Mitchell, R. Wallace
Tarleton, Raymond J.
Smith, David F.
Bufton, Mark W.
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Public Understanding of Science
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Radical History Review
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Harvard University Press
American Association of Cereal Chemists
University of Chicago Press
University of California, Davis
University of Pittsburgh
University of Minnesota Press
Food and foods
Genetic engineering
Agricultural chemistry
Great Britain
United States
Illinois (U.S.)
San Francisco, CA
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
16th century
Early modern
United States. Department of Agriculture
Stanford University
United States. Dept. of Agriculture

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