THE CHEMICAL ELEMENT
Chemistry’s Contribution to Our Global Future
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Javier Garcia-Martinez is currently a faculty member and director of the Molecular Nano-technology Laboratory at the University of Alicante, Spain. He has published extensively in the areas of nanomaterials, catalysis and energy. Read more...
Elena Serrano is a Research Fellow at the Molecular Nanotechnology Lab of the University of Alicante (Spain). Read more...
CHAPTERS OF THE BOOK
- Chemistry for Development
by Stephen A. Matlin and Berhanu M. Abegaz
- The Role of Chemistry on Addressing Hunger and Food Security
by Jessica Fanzao, Roseline Remans and Pedro Sanchez
by Mari-Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, Cecilia Martinez-Costa, Juan Sastre
- The Human Element: Chemistry Education’s Contribution to our Global Future
by Peter Mahaffy
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
by Glenn Carver
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The book is inspired by the United Nations declaration of 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), and clearly spells out the role and importance of chemistry for meeting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
We hope that this book will be used to show young people that “chemistry” is exciting and meaningful, and that many will be enticed and inspired to take up careers in this field of scientific endeavour.
UNESCO Focal Point for IYC
As a policy strategist, I was riveted page by page, as the technological possibilities for the future were authoritatively conveyed. Each chapter offers remarkable clarity, breadth, technical precision, and a deep sense of humanity.
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Director of The Earth Institute