International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Chemistry's Contribution to Our Global Future

Activity by Javier Garcia-Martinez   |   added on Jan 19, 2011   |   Spain Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Wiley-VCH

In the International Year of Chemistry, prominent scientists highlight the major advances in the fight against the largest problems faced by humanity from the point of view of chemistry, showing how their science is essential to ensuring our long-term survival.

In the International Year of Chemistry, prominent scientists highlight the major advances in the fight against the largest problems faced by humanity from the point of view of chemistry, showing how their science is essential to ensuring our long-term survival. Following the UN Millennium Development Goals, the authors examine the ten most critical areas, including energy, climate, food, water and health. All of them are opinion leaders in their fields, or high-ranking decision makers in national and international institutions.

Intended to provide an intellectual basis for the future development of chemistry, this book is aimed at a wide readership including students, professionals, engineers, scientists, environmentalists and anyone interested in a more sustainable future

  • Foreword by Nicole Moreau (IUPAC President) and Julia Hasler (UNESCO Focal Point for IYC)
  • Chemistry for Development, by Stephen A. Matlin and Berhanu M. Abegaz
  • The Role of Chemistry on Addressing Hunger and Food Security, by Jessica Fanzo, Roseline Remans and Pedro Sanchez
  • Poverty, by Mari-Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, Cecilia Martinez-Costa, Juan Sastre
  • The Human Element: Chemistry Education's Contribution to our Global Future, by Peter Mahaffy
  • Health, by Rene Roy
  • Green Chemistry, by Pietro Tundo, Fabio Aricoa, Con Robert McElroy
  • Water: Foundation for a Sustainable Future, by Maya A. Trotz, James R. Mihelcic, Omatoyo K. Dalrymple, Arlin Briley, Ken D. Thomas, and Joniqua A. Howard
  • Facing the energy challenges through chemistry in a changing world, by Gabriele Centi and Siglinda Perathoner
  • Ozone layer depletion and climate change, by Glenn Carver
  • Epilogue, by Prof. Jeffrey Sahch (Director of the Earth Institute)

The book is edited by Javier Garcia Martinez and Elena Serrano Torregrosa and available since April 2011 (ISBN: 9783527328802)

For more information:

www.thechemicalelement.com

http://bit.ly/hblJ3z


Topic: celebrating chemistry, chemistry education, educational materials, sustainable and green chemistry, publications Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, general public, universities, teachers, decision makers, educational institutions
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