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The Resource A healthy, wealthy, sustainable world, John Emsley

A healthy, wealthy, sustainable world, John Emsley

Label
A healthy, wealthy, sustainable world
Title
A healthy, wealthy, sustainable world
Statement of responsibility
John Emsley
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explains the roles of chemistry in various areas of life ranging from the entirely personal to the worryingly global. These roles are currently not widely appreciated and certainly not well understood. The book is aimed at educated laypeople who want to know more about the world around them but have little chemical knowledge. The themes relate to the importance of chemistry in everyday life, the benefits they currently bring, and how their use can continue on a sustainable basis. Topics include: Health, conquering the diseases and stresses which still threaten us ; Food, the role of agrochemicals and food chemists ; Water, drinking water, the seas as a resource of raw materials ; Fuels, what are they and from what are they made? ; Plastics, what are the used for and can they be sustainable? ; Cities, what role has chemistry in modern life? ; Sport, chemistry has changed the game. The world stands at a crossroads. What route to the future should we take? The road to a sustainable city beckons, but what effect will this have on chemistry, which appears so dependent on fossil resources? Its products are part of everyday living, and without them we could regress to the world of earlier generations when lives were blighted by disease, famines, dirt, and pain. In fact the industries based on chemistry, the chemical, agrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries, could be sustainable and not only benefit those in the developed world but could be shared by everyone on this planet and for generations to come; it deals with the things we regard as essential to a developed lifestyle and which depend on chemistry, namely food, water, fuel, healing drugs and plastics, as well as other areas where its role is less obvious, such as city living and sport. This book shows how sustainability might be achieved
Cataloging source
UKM
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Emsley, John
Dewey number
540
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD37
LC item number
.E497 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
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  • Chemistry
  • Sustainability
  • Chemical industry
  • Industries
  • Green chemistry
Label
A healthy, wealthy, sustainable world, John Emsley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Food and Chemistry. -- Fertilisers -- Pesticides -- Food Additives -- Preservatives -- Colorants -- Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods -- Natural Toxins and Natural Detoxing -- Food Fraud and food Forensics --2. Water and Chemistry. -- Drinking Water -- Let Chemists Do the Washing-Up -- Water Analysis -- Wastewater Treatment -- Water for Irrigation -- Seawater -- Extreme Water -- 3. Health and Chemistry. -- Sleeping Pills -- Obesity -- Flu -- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) -- Infections -- Chemotherapy -- Asthma -- 4. Transport Biofuels and Chemistry. -- Bioethanol -- Biodiesel -- Biobutanol -- Biogasoline (aka Biopetrol) -- Biomethanol -- Biomethane (biogas) -- Biohydrogen -- 5. Plastics and Chemistry. -- Biopolymers -- Polyethylene (aka Polythene, PE) and Polypropylene (PP) -- Polyvinyl Chloride (aka Vinyl and PVC) -- Polyester (aka Polyethylene Terephthalate, and PET) -- Polystyrene (PS) -- Polyurethanes (PU) -- Extreme Polymers -- 6. Cities and Chemistry. -- City of Light -- Cosy City -- City of Glass -- The City and the Sun -- Informing Citizens: Pictures and Moving Images -- Clean Clothes -- Clean Citizens -- 7. Sport and Chemistry. -- Sport Equipment -- Sporting Apparel -- Arenas -- Performance-Enhancing Drugs -- Performing-Enhancing Foods -- Formula 1 (F1) -- Horse Doping -- Something to Think About: what Can We Expect in 7, 17, and 27 Years Time?
Control code
540161737
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781847558626
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)540161737
Label
A healthy, wealthy, sustainable world, John Emsley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Food and Chemistry. -- Fertilisers -- Pesticides -- Food Additives -- Preservatives -- Colorants -- Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods -- Natural Toxins and Natural Detoxing -- Food Fraud and food Forensics --2. Water and Chemistry. -- Drinking Water -- Let Chemists Do the Washing-Up -- Water Analysis -- Wastewater Treatment -- Water for Irrigation -- Seawater -- Extreme Water -- 3. Health and Chemistry. -- Sleeping Pills -- Obesity -- Flu -- Multiple Sclerosis (MS) -- Infections -- Chemotherapy -- Asthma -- 4. Transport Biofuels and Chemistry. -- Bioethanol -- Biodiesel -- Biobutanol -- Biogasoline (aka Biopetrol) -- Biomethanol -- Biomethane (biogas) -- Biohydrogen -- 5. Plastics and Chemistry. -- Biopolymers -- Polyethylene (aka Polythene, PE) and Polypropylene (PP) -- Polyvinyl Chloride (aka Vinyl and PVC) -- Polyester (aka Polyethylene Terephthalate, and PET) -- Polystyrene (PS) -- Polyurethanes (PU) -- Extreme Polymers -- 6. Cities and Chemistry. -- City of Light -- Cosy City -- City of Glass -- The City and the Sun -- Informing Citizens: Pictures and Moving Images -- Clean Clothes -- Clean Citizens -- 7. Sport and Chemistry. -- Sport Equipment -- Sporting Apparel -- Arenas -- Performance-Enhancing Drugs -- Performing-Enhancing Foods -- Formula 1 (F1) -- Horse Doping -- Something to Think About: what Can We Expect in 7, 17, and 27 Years Time?
Control code
540161737
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 221 pages
Isbn
9781847558626
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)540161737

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