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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin; 5 edition (Dec. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1865082554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1865082554
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,429,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An excellent reference source for real-life applications of chemistry." -- Dr. T.H. Randle, Swinburne Institute of Technology, Victoria, Australia

"Teachers looking for snippets of consumer information will find this book a treasure house...the author's relaxed conversational style makes for effective communication and amusing reading." -- Education in Chemistry

"Unique book which makes chemistry come alive." -- Dr. A.J. Davies, South Australian College of Advanced Education

From the Reviews of Earlier Editions: "Excellent and pioneering...It forced me to think, informed me greatly, and made me laugh." -- New Scientist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ben Selinger is a professor of chemistry at the Australian National University and Scientific Issues Management Consultant and a longtime consumer activist. He has been a government chemical regulator, an expert court witness, and a setter of Australian standards for consumer products--all in the interests of making chemistry more accessible to discerning consumers.

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