The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

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The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

By Larry Gonick; Craig Criddle

HarperResource, Paperback, 9780060936778, 249pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2005

Description

If you have ever suspected that "heavy water" is the title of a bootleg Pink Floyd album, believed that surface tension is an anxiety disorder, or imagined that a noble gas is the result of a heavy meal at Buckingham Palace, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry to set you on the road to chemical literacy.

You don't need to be a scientist to grasp these and many other complex ideas, because The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry explains them all: the history and basics of chemistry, atomic theory, combustion, solubility, reaction stoichiometry, the mole, entropy, and much more all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Chemistry will never be the same