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Chemistry for the biosciences. The essential concepts

Jonathan Crowe and Tony Bradshaw 

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press  2010 | 542pp | ?26.99 (SB) 

ISBN 9780199570874 

This second edition explains key chemical concepts to student readers, placing them in a biological context. Analogies to everyday life and self-check questions facilitate learning and understanding. 

Exploring integrated science 

Belal Baaquie and Frederick Willeboordse 

Boca Raton, US: CRC Press 2009 | 594pp | ?42.99 (HB) 

ISBN 9781420087932  

This well-written text covers topics from a wide range of subject areas not normally found in one book. Each chapter begins with a question which is explored in a progressive way, elucidating key scientific principles and concepts along the way. 

The aqueous chemistry of the elements 

George Schweitzer and Lester Pesterfield 

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2010 | 448pp | ?65.00 (HB) 

ISBN 9780195393354 

This book centres on the detailed chemical behaviour of inorganic elements in aqueous solution, using the E-pH (Pourbaix) diagram as an aid to understanding.  

Principles of physical chemistry 

Hans Kuhn, Horst-Dieter Forsterling and David Waldeck 

Hoboken, US: John Wiley 2009 | 1032pp | ?86.95 (HB) 

ISBN 9780470089644 

This is the second edition of a book on general physical chemistry, first published in 2008. 

Shriver and Atkins’ inorganic chemistry 

Peter Atkins et al 

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2009 | 864pp | ?41.99 (SB) 

ISBN 9780199236176 

This is a new fifth edition of an established student text on inorganic chemistry. 

Modern molecular photochemistry of organic molecules

Nicholas Turro, V Ramamurthy and J C Scaiano 

Sausalito, US: University Science Books 2010 | 1120pp | ?48.99 (HB) 

ISBN 9781891389252 

An extensive revision of Turro’s classic text  Modern molecular photochemistry, presenting the mechanisms of organic photoreactions and the photochemistry of the basic functional groups of organic molecules. 

The basics of crystallography and diffraction 

Christopher Hammond 

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2009 | 416pp | ?60.00 (HB) 

ISBN 9780199546442   

This book is a third revised and expanded edition of a book first published in 1997 as part of the series of International Union of Crystallography texts. It provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to crystallography and diffraction.  

Atkins’ physical chemistry 

Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula 

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2009 | 1008pp | ?43.99 (HB) 

ISBN 9780199543373  

This is the ninth edition of a well established authoritative text on physical chemistry.

Introduction to surface chemistry and catalysis 

Gabor Somorjai and Yimin Li 

Chichester, UK: John Wiley 2010 | 787pp | ?100.50 (HB) 

ISBN 9780470508237 

This is the second edition of a book first published in 1997. It has been extensively revised, especially in the area of nanoparticles. 


Catherine Housecroft and Edwin Constable 

Harlow, UK: Pearson Education 2010 | 1517pp | ?44.95 (SB) 

ISBN 9780273715450 

This is the fourth edition of a general textbook for first year undergraduate chemistry, first published in 1997.