Chemistry is the science of matter. Anything that can be seen, felt, touched, tasted or smelled is made of chemicals. Chemists transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things. Some chemists work on cures for cold to cancer, while others monitor the ozone layer protecting us from the harmful radiations of the sun. Still others discover new materials to make our homes self-cleaned even during adverse weather conditions, new textiles to be used in the latest fashions, or new materials that can make us look charming. The knowledge gained through the study of chemistry enables us to do many things once thought impossible.This book Rasathandram Nammude Kaikumbilil (Chemistry in Our Palms) introduces to us the interestingworld of chemistry in a simple way. It deals withhow chemistry helped evolve the present atmosphere and how it doubled the life expectancy of mankind by finding chemical solutions for fatal diseases, and removed famine and poverty. It speaks in general about how our cultural evolution is related to the developments in chemistry and chemical processes.This book deals briefly with the relevance of polymers and their applications especially in the field of aerospace that made our dreams about space travel come true. Chemistry answers our questions about divers phenomena, materials etc.