Chemistry for the 21st Century (Google eBook)
Ehud Keinan, Israel Schechter
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 11, 2008 - Science - 308 pages
Here, numerous winners of the Wolf prize from all chemicaldisciplines provide an overview of the new ideas and approachesthat will shape this dynamic science over the forthcoming decadesand so will have a decisive influence on our living conditions.This glimpse of the future is naturally based on the findingsgranted us by the rapid increase in chemical research during the20th century. It may be said that a silent "revolution" took place,the positive results of which are still not fully predicted.
For example, chemists in research laboratories nowadays are able todevelop drugs in increasingly short times to treat diseases oncethought incurable. They can design new materials that withstandextreme conditions, and predict the properties of compounds that noone has even seen yet. In this exceptional book those breakthroughsof modern chemistry are illustrated and explained by leadingscientists.
It stems from the high-quality papers given at the prestigiousceremony to accompany the presentation of the 20th Wolf Prize. Itis an extraordinary source for every chemist in industry andacademia to get an overview of the highlights of modern chemistry.
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