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Perfect Symmetry: The Accidental Discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, Baggott, Jim
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Author Name    Baggott, Jim

Title   Perfect Symmetry: The Accidental Discovery of Buckminsterfullerene

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Oxford University Press

ISBN Number    0198557906 / 9780198557906

Seller ID   SKU20155476

0198557906 Top edge of pages dirty. Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous ownerâ??s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington.

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This book tells the fascinating story of the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, a perfectly symmetrical soccer-ball shaped molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms. This new molecule, one of a large family of carbon cage molecules called "fullerenes"--represents a new form of carbon, complementing such well-known materials as diamond and graphite. Its discovery has revolutionized our understanding of carbon, once the most familiar elements. It has heralded a new chemistry, a new range of high-temperature superconductors and some marvelous new concepts in the architecture of large carbon structures. In this account, prize-winning science writer Jim Baggott tells the compelling story of buckminsterfullerene, from its natural occurrence in the cold chemistry of interstellar clouds to its accidental, stunning creation in a modern chemistry laboratory, and the subsequent development of one of today's fastest-growing scientific fields. By combining a lucid and entertaining style with scientific accuracy, the author has written a book that will appeal to general readers and chemists alike.

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