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The Beauty of Chemistry
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Images and text capture the astonishing beauty of the chemical processes that create snowflakes, bubbles, flames, and other wonders of nature.

Table of Contents

ELEMENTAL: THE CHARISMA OF CHEMISTRY
1 EFFERVESCENT: THE BEAUTY OF BUBBLES
2 ORDERLY: THE CHARM OF CRYSTALS
3 INSOLUBLE: THE POWER OF PRECIPITATION
4 EXUBERANT: THE DELIGHT OF DENDRITIC GROWTH
5 INCENDIARY: THE FASCINATION OF FLAMES
6 GALVANIZING: THE ENCHANTMENT OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY
7 CHROMATIC: THE CURIOSITY OF COLOR CHANGES IN PLANTS
8 CALESCENT: THE HELPFULNESS OF HEAT
9 ORGANIC: THE CONTORTIONS OF CHEMICAL GARDENS
10 CREATIVE: THE PROFUSION OF PATTERNS
POSTSCRIPT: ART, WONDER, AND SCIENCE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
APPENDIX: MOLECULES AND STRUCTURES
GLOSSARY
SOURCES OF QUOTATIONS
INDEX

About the Author

Philip Ball is the author of many critically acclaimed books of popular science, including Critical Mass- How One Thing Leads to Another, The Elements- A Very Short Introduction, and Beyond Weird- Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different. Wenting Zhu is an artist, designer, and photographer. Yan Liang is Associate Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China and the founder and producer of the educational brand Beauty of Science. He has worked as a science animator and illustrator.

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