"Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds" goes behind the scenes of day-to-day chemistry to explore the atoms that govern chemical processes. In clear language, this exciting book shows how the interactions between simple substances such as salt and water are crucial to life on Earth and how those interactions are predestined by the atoms that make up the molecules. In addition, the stories of the scientists whose discoveries shaped the modern world, such as Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein, are presented here in gripping detail. Brimming with full-color photographs and illustrations and enhanced by sidebars and a glossary, "Atoms, Molecules, and Compounds" enables readers to explore the incredible discoveries highlighted in this book.
Richard Feynman loved to play the bongos. He also loved solving problems. He figured out the reason for the space shuttle Challenger’s 1986 explosion by showing that cold weather caused the rubber seals of the booster rocket to fail. Feynman was one of the twentieth century’s great theoretical physicists, a Nobel Prize winner who spent much of his career studying atoms.