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target audience

Suitable for all ages, from young adults. This book is for you if:

  • You want to help with a young person's education
  • You want to relearn forgotten teachings
  • You wish to expand your scientific knowledge
  • You're curious about chemistry but don't know where to start (as I was)
  • You want a comprehensive science reference
  • You're a science student craving a broader understanding
  • You're an educator wanting an additional lesson design resource

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about the author

Kevin was born in London and lives in Swindon, Wiltshire, with his wife.

He left school aged 16 for a four-year apprenticeship with the Ministry of Defence, from which he obtained a Higher National Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

On leaving the MOD, he joined a multinational Information Technology corporation where, in a career spanning 30 years, he held numerous senior management positions in multiple technical roles.

technical accuracy

Proofread over a two-year period by five people:

  • Rosemary Carrigan (BSc., PGCE)
  • Nichola-Jane Iddon (B.A. Cantab)
  • Peter Morgan (BSc.)
  • Steve Sutton (BSc.)
  • Prof Anthony W. Parker (FRSC - Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry)

genuinely unique

  1. It is the product of the author’s chemistry initiation
  2. Not a lightweight overview. A book that dives deep into the science
  3. Subjects start at a foundation level. No topic familiarity assumptions
  4. Most pages include a full-colour pictorial guide
  5. Over 3,000 indexed terms and a 365 definitions glossary
  6. Four levels of chapter nesting. Specific subject headings
  7. Page headers on every page
  8. Most subjects are completed on one page
  9. An explanation of each concept occurs at the point of introduction
  10. Additional relevant information in 234 trivia boxes

book specifications

main chapters

  1. Matter
  2. The Periodic Table of the Elements
  3. Chemical Reactions
  4. Quantification of Elementary Entities
  5. Mixtures and Solutions
  6. Quantification of Gases
  7. Thermodynamics
  8. Acids and Bases
  9. Electrochemistry
  10. Organic Chemistry
  11. Biochemistry
  12. A Roundup of the Elements