The quality of human life in relation to the chemical principles that affect it is described in accessible terms to the non-science major, with a strong focus on these applications to the total human experience. Understanding replaces memorization as students learn about the importance of chemistry in such relevant areas as ozone depletion, nutrition, conservation and everyday household goods.
A colorful textbook for a one- or two-semester introductory course in college chemistry for liberal arts students. Coordinates with the PBS television series World of chemistry. No previous knowledge of chemistry is assumed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)