Our world would be a much different place without the groundbreaking work of scientific visionaries such as Hennig Brand, Marie and Pierre Curie, and Antoine Lavoisier, to name a few. This volume offers readers a vivid and colorful history of chemistry, highlighting some of field's most notable discoveries. Fact boxes illustrate how these discoveries continue to impact our world today, highlight key scientists and their work, and feature fun facts. Bright photographs and illustrations reinforce and expand upon the text. The insatiable curiosity of these chemists will surely pique readers' interests as they discover some of chemistry's most world-changing breakthroughs.
Our understanding of the world has been built up by observation, deduction and experimentation carried out over thousands of years. This series looks at the discoveries that have changed the way people think about science. It shows how scientists build on the work of earlier thinkers and how a breakthrough can spark a chain of scientific discovery. The books will inspire and inform budding scientists.