Thursday, November 22, 2007

Out of Print

The Visual Dictionary of Chemistry by Jack Challoner is, like all DK/Eyewitness books, a great reference, with photos and illustrations that make concepts clear like no written description or analogy can. If atoms don't really look like little planets, what do those electron orbitals really look like? Go to page 10 and you'll see. How does a Buckyball differ from graphite and from diamond? See page 42. What's the right way to demonstrate a thermite reaction without burning a hole in the linoleum? Check out page 29.

However, since this nifty volume is out of print, I can't add it to my Amazon list. So go visit Ebay's non-auction cousin,, and pick up a used copy.

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