The chemical element : chemistry's contribution to our global future / edited by Javier Garcia-Martinez and Elena Serrano-Torregrosa.Material type: TextPublication details: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xix, 377 pages,  pages of color plates)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783527635641; 3527635645; 9783527328802; 3527328807; 9783527635665; 3527635661; 9783527635658; 3527635653; 9783527635672; 352763567X; 9781283869799; 1283869799Subject(s): Chemistry | Environmental chemistry | Sustainable development | SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- General | SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Social Aspects | Chemistry | Angewandte Chemie | Nachhaltigkeit | Grüne ChemieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 540 LOC classification: QD33.2 | .C44 2011Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
In the International Year of Chemistry, prominent scientists highlight the major advances in the fight against the largest problems faced by humanity from the point of view of chemistry, showing how their science is essential to ensuring our long-term survival. Following the UN Millennium Development Goals, the authors examine the ten most critical areas, including energy, climate, food, water and health. All of them are opinion leaders in their fields, or high-ranking decision makers in national and international institutions. Intended to provide an intellectual basis for the future develo.
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