Better Looking, Better Living, Better Loving: How Chemistry by John Emsley

By John Emsley

John Emsley has carved out really a distinct segment for himself in writing renowned books (not textbooks) devoted to medical concerns generally, and chemistry concerns specifically. one in every of his extra encouraged titles is "Better taking a look, larger dwelling, larger Loving", which has a truly unlucky subtitle "How Chemistry can assist in achieving Life's Goals". The subtitle makes the publication sound like a how-to ebook (Make your personal mascara! higher breath via home-made mouthwash!) it isn't a how-to ebook, yet fairly a how-it-is-done booklet. In a wide-ranging sequence of brief essays, Emsley covers so much customer themes that exist on the intersection of chemistry and the private patron, together with nutrition, plastic bins, cosmetics, prescribed drugs, contraception, cleansing items (for people, outfits, and dishes), etc.The great thing about this ebook is that it may be picked up and skim beginning at any place, and is accordingly an awesome toilet publication (especially in view that there are numerous bathroom-related topics!) or espresso desk ebook (again, on the grounds that there are lots of foodstuff topics!). This makes many of the subject matters a bit repetative for somebody studying the booklet cover-to-cover over the process a couple of days or perhaps weeks, yet it is a more sensible choice for a ebook of this sort. i believe the technology is quickly comprehensible to the common individual (although it would be tough for me to pass judgement on, being a chemistry teacher), and there's a word list for extra clinical phrases and broadened motives. extra importantly, the technology is true and rigorous whereas nonetheless awarded in a palatable manner.I imagine North American readers will detect the no-nonsense variety of writing. British authors (at least, medical ones) are typically extra forthright than their American cousins, and it is specially noticable during this book's discussions on abortion and rape - subject matters that American authors might sofa in additional sophisticated phrases, with a minimum of an acknowledgement of the cultural/moral matters linked to them. equally, such a lot american citizens are used to hedging their bets: Emsley comes correct out and tells people who they're fallacious to think that aluminum has something to do with Alzheimers, for instance, and debunks different "common wisdom" institutions simply as ruthlessly, in the event that they been scientifically verified to be wrong.In phrases of sheer clarity, i believe I desire Joe Schwarcz's books that hide comparable terrain. despite the fact that, Emsley's booklet is extra focussed and logically offered. it is definitely fascinating, definitely pleasing, or even the best-read chemist is probably going to benefit whatever s/he did not comprehend. regrettably, the cost is over the top in comparison to different books of this sort (even different Emsley titles) - what provides, Amazon?

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Skin diseases are not life-threatening but they can and do cause life-long resentment. Sufferers wonder: why me? Some may even be driven to Better Looking, Better Living, Better Loving. John Emsley Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim ISBN 978-3-527-31863-6 37 hiding themselves away and some are even driven further, to ending their lives. What can chemistry do to rescue them from their lonely islands? Later in the chapter we will look at the relief that can be brought to people who suffer the pains of old age, we will discover that carbohydrates are not just food components but have a role to play in protecting us, and we will consider the molecules that are used as modern anaesthetics.

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