IYC 2011 Book Club

Feb 02, 2011
Chemical Heritage Fondation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Join CHF for a local IYC 2011 book club, presented in partnership with Head House Books—an independent Philadelphia shop that runs book clubs and a speakers program. 

Participants are not expected to have a chemistry (or strong science) background. Our goal is to pair speakers with books to give readers a sense of the humanistic aspects of chemistry through strong narratives. 

As such, the book list will include fiction and nonfiction, works by chemists and by science journalists, books on recent science, and books with a strong element of history of science. Speakers will be chemists, historians of science, perfume makers, and artists.

Featured reading and speaker

The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr
The turbulent world of scent and science meet in the form of a scientist with a radical new theory of smell and a nose that can pick out the individual ingredients in perfume.

Chemist Joseph Rucker will discuss the sense and sensibility of smell.

For full information, visit

Get Directions