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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
. . . and the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition (25 alphabetical volumes, plus supplement and index volumes; ISBN 0-471-52704-1)
"The most indispensable reference in the English language on all aspects of chemical technology . . . has met its mission to provide updated articles, and to include new subjects . . . This is still the best reference of its kind in the English language."-Chemical & Engineering News
"A necessity for any technical library."-Choice
"...a one-volume handbook that condenses all the articles from the fourth edition into a collection of brief abstracts. The Kirk Othmer...encompasses various subfields of chemistry and chemical engineering..." (Journal of Chromatographic Science, Vol. 39, May 2001)
"...It is an extremely attractive, reasonably priced reference book for chemists..." (The Chemical Educator, Vol.7, No.6, 2002)
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