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By the mid-nineteenth century, chemists had established that many natural products were made of just three elements - carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. How could this be true? How could such extraordinarily complicated substances, even man himself, be made of nothing but charcoal and air? The molecules were the fundamental substances of organic chemistry, the building blocks not only of the DNA unravelled a century later, but of the mass of natural products and synthetic substances that were to dominate the modern world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750933469
ISBN-10: 0750933461
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Buckingham

John Buckingham has a PHD in Chemistry and is editor of Chapman and Hall's a chemistry list on a part-time basis. A former lecturer in organic chemistry at London University (Westfield), he was the founding editor (and now consultant editor) for the only comprehensive database devoted to natural products.

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