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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (27 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192854305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192854308
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 1.3 x 11.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review from previous edition If the intimate workings of molecules seem invisible, through Philip Ball's lively pros we see them―coming to life, helping us live. A special delight of this excellent book is the tie that emerges between the wondrous molecules of nature and those chemists make in the laboratory. (Ronald Hoffmann, Chemistry Nobel Laureate 1981)

Almost no aspect of the exciting advances in molecular research studies at the beginning of the 21st Century has been left untouched and in so doing, Ball has presented an imaginative, personal overview, which is as instructive as it is enjoyable to read. (Harry Kroto, Chemistry Nobel Laureate 1996)

At no point does Stories of the Invisible sacrifice sound science for sound bites - we are in the hands of a scholar and true believer. (John Emsley Nature 20/08/2001)

This is a very readable and non-technical survey . . . All of the ingredients of a good work of ficiton are here. It really is a good bedtime read for all. (THES 04/01/2002)

Stories of the Invisible is a lucid account of the way that chemists see the molecular world . . . the text is enriched with many historical and literature references, and is accessible to the reader untrained in chemistry (THES, 04/01/2002)

About the Author

Philip Ball is a science writer and a consultant editor for Nature, where he was formerly an editor for physical science for over 10 years. He writes about all areas of science for the international press, and has broadcast on TV and radio. His previous books include Designing the Molecular World, The Self-Made Tapestry, H20:A Biography of Water and The Ingredients: A Guided Tour of the Elements . He holds a degree in chemistry from Oxford University and a doctorate in physics from Bristol University. He lives in London, where his Homunculus Theatre Company occasionally performs on a shoestring budget.



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