Best chemistry book
The Art of Chemistry – no previous experience required – target audience
Become a content expert; write the book. That is the standard order for science authors. The result is unintended readers’ knowledge assumptions. The Art of Chemistry – no previous experience required – is different. It is the product of the author’s chemistry initiation. Every subject starts at a foundation level; there are no topic familiarity assumptions. No pre-reading of other books or references is required.
Information builds sequentially until each chapter reaches an advanced level. Chapter one sets the scene by ensuring key concepts are understood before explaining the periods of the Periodic Table of the Elements, for example. Furthermore, because chemistry is the central science, it includes subjects related to physics and biology.
The best chemistry book for a wide-ranging audience from young adults to retired. With 322 colour diagrams, virtually every page includes a pictorial guide. Additional information relevant to the subject matter is provided in 234 trivia examples.
For parents / guardians
Anyone struggling to assist a child or young adult with their science work, perhaps due to a lack of understanding of some fundamental aspects of the assignment. It also works as a reference book (see below), enabling quick learning.
As a reference book
It boasts the following features:
- Four levels of chapter nesting: 12 main chapters at level one, 67 subchapters at level two, 161 parts at level three, 117 subparts at level four – enables specific subject headings within the five-page contents
- A 34-page index with 3,000 entries, including 139 people (historical characters)
- An 11-page glossary with 365 entries
- A content listing of the 322 colour diagrams
- A content listing of the 234 trivia examples
- A three page summary of the SI system
- An alphabetical list of the elements
To re-learn forgotten teachings
It may be years or decades since learning the science, and a refresher is wanted; since no prior knowledge is assumed, it can be achieved in a single volume.
New to the science
It is the product of the author’s chemistry initiation. Every subject starts at a foundation level; there are no topic familiarity assumptions; no pre-reading of other books or references is required.
Complementary to qualification study
Whilst no chapter’s content is hindered with a compulsion to follow an exam agenda, it gives a broader understanding, which can complement the study towards a science qualification.
The holistically designed text, format, and reference features (see above), together with the 234 trivia examples, gives educators additional information in preparing lesson materials.
"I believe the Art of Chemistry - no previous experience required - to be a unique book in its field, and that its quality, content, and attention to detail set it apart. It provides an accessible gateway to scientific knowledge, potentially opening exciting new fields of interest to the reader" - Kevin Fisher