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Rasathandram Nammude Kaikumbilil

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

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.

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Dr.C.P.Reghunathan Nair

After his Doctorate in Macromolecular Materials from Louis Pasteur University, France, C.P.Reghunadhan Nair worked at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO India) in different capacities and retired in 2016 as the Deputy Director. A strong academician and space material scientist, he has published over 190 original research papers and authored five books, more than twenty book chapters in addition to about 140 conference papers and thirty popular science articles. He is the inventor in twenty-five 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 for a long while. He has an aptitude to write short stories, articles etc. in Malayalam and writes poetry in Malayalam, Hindi, English and French. Currently, he serves as the Emeritus Scientist at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India.

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