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Author Kovács, Lajos, 1961- author

Title 100 chemical myths : misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations / Lajos Kovács, Dezső Csupor, Gábor Lente, Tamás Gunda ; translated from the Hungarian by Gábor Lente and Katalin Ősz
Published Cham ; New York : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 396 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Foreword / Joe Schwarcz -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1. Misconceptions in general -- 2. Food -- 3. Medicines -- 4. Catastrophes, poisons, chemicals -- Glossary of terms -- Sources and further reading -- Index
Summary "100 Chemical Myths deals with popular yet largely untrue misconceptions and misunderstandings related to chemistry. It contains lucid and concise explanations cut through fallacies and urban legends that are universally relevant to a global audience. A wide range of chemical myths are explored in these areas; food, medicines, catastrophes, chemicals, and environmental problems. Connections to popular culture, literature, movies, and cultural history hold the reader's interest whilst key concepts are beautifully annotated with illustrations to facilitate the understanding of unfamiliar material. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to individuals without a formal chemistry background to fledgling undergraduate chemists to seasoned researchers and beyond"--Provided by publisher
Notes "Original title: Száz kémiai mítosz. Tévhitek, félreértések, magyarázatok. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary, 2011."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chemistry -- Popular works.
Common fallacies.
Genre/Form Popular works.
Form Electronic book
Author Csupor, Dezső, 1979- author
Lente, Gábor, author, translator
Gunda, Tamás, author
Ősz, Katalin, 1975- translator
ISBN 3319084194 (electronic book)
9783319084190 (electronic book)
Other Titles Száz kémiai mítosz. English
One hundred chemical myths : misconceptions, misunderstandings, explanations