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Author Name: C.P.Reghunadhan NAIR | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

Chemistry is the science of matter. Anything that can be touched, tasted, smelled, seen or felt 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 sun. Some cudgel their heads with thoughts of how chemical propulsion can be used to get out of the earth for happy settlement in other planets. Besides these researches, others discover new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new textiles to be used in the latest fashions.

Chemistry and You introduces the fascinating world of chemistry in a way that one can understand and assimilate easily. It talks about the chemistry that established the present atmosphere; the chemistry that helped evolve our culture; that almost doubled the life expectancy of mankind by finding chemical solutions for fatal diseases; that removed famine and poverty by prompting agricultural revolutions through fertilizers, insecticides, etc. This book deals briefly with the relevance of polymers and their applications, especially in aerospace that made many dreams about space travel come true. Chemistry only answers man’s curiosity questions about diverse phenomena, materials, etc. around him.

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C.P.Reghunadhan NAIR

After his Doctorate in Macromolecular Materials from Louis Pasteur University,France, C. P. Reghunadhan Nair worked at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO) in different capacities and retired in 2016 as Deputy Director of VSSC (ISRO). A strong academician and space material scientist, he has published over 190 original research papers and authored five books – more than 20 chapters in addition to about 140 conference papers and 30 popular science articles. He is the inventor in 25 patents. His research activities in the fields of chemistry, polymer chemistry and propellants and materials have been recognised at national level several times. He was the president of the society for Polymer Science, India, for a long while. He has an aptitude to write short stories, articles, etc. in Malayalam and writes poems in Malayalam, Hindi, English and French. Currently, he serves as an emeritus scientist at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India.