Volume 26, Number 2, Summer 2008
Book Review: London Calling
Deborah E. Harkness, The Jewel House: Elizabethan London and the Scientific Revolution. Reviewed by Allison Kavey.
Book Review: The Climate Change Conversation
Kerry Emanuel, What We Know About Climate Change.
Joseph F.C. DiMento; Patricia Doughman, Eds. Climate Change: What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren.
Reviewed by Hugh S. Gorman.
From Nanotech to Nanoscience
The term nanotechnology gained popularity in the late 20th century, but technologies that use nanosized objects have been around for centuries.
The ancients swore by the medicinal powers of waters from mineral springs. In the 18th century Joseph Priestley and others developed processes for creating and manufacturing artificially carbonated mineral water, uniting the therapeutic powers of an ancient natural restorative with the emerging science of modern chemistry.
Radioisotopes for Peace
Oak Ridge National Laboratory opened with a mission to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons, but in the wake of World War II it found a new calling.
The Greening of Science
Green chemistry is a philosophy aimed at reducing use of toxic chemicals and production of waste in industrial processes. It has spread its mission to reduce the impact of industry on the environment.throughout the industrial sector, government, and classrooms.
In 1958 James Waters founded a business that would go on to make vital contributions in the field of liquid chromatography. The company he founded has become a leader in the development of instruments for chemicals analysis and purification.