Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology

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9780471296980: Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
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This compact desk reference is the new single-volume abridgment of the world-renowned "bible" of chemical technology, the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemcial Technology. Masterfully distilling the essence of this larger work into a useful daily tool, it makes the parent Encyclopedia's comprehensive, authoraitative, and lucidly-written data instantly available in an extremely convenient and user-friendly form.
Like it's predecesor, this indispensible A-to-Z reference features over 1,000 lucidly written entries spanning the entire field of chemical technology and all the important chemical industries. Coverage includes biotechnology, analytical techniques, environmental concerns, fuels, solid-state chemistry, materials, process development and design, regulations, patents and licensing, marketing and economic data and more.

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This invaluable, up-to-date desk reference brings together and distills all of the articles in the definitive 27-volume Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition into one easily accessible volume. It features:
* Over 1,000 concise articles on all aspects of chemical technology.
* Authoritative coverage of cutting-edge topics such as biosensors, nanotechnology, and smart materials.
* Illustrations and figures that highlight the text.

Praise for the previous edition of the Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology . . .

"A complete and self-contained encyclopedia . . . designed to serve as a ready-reference guide for students, scientists, engineers, and technologists seeking answers to questions on aspects of chemical technology."-Journal of Chemical Education.

"A marvelous tool for overviewing any chemical topic and obtaining the appropriate references for a more detailed investigation.-Chemical Engineering.

"An extremely attractive, reasonably priced reference book for chemists, chemical engineers, students, and scientists seeking answers to questions on any aspect of chemical technology.-Journal of College Science Teaching

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Review on the main 27 volume parent Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology:". . . world class. . . provides expert and comprehensive coverage of the field of chemical technology. . . "-Angewandte Chemie

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