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Title The chemical element : chemistry's contribution to our global future / edited by Javier Garcia-Martinez and Elena Serrano-Torregrosa

Publ Info Weinheim, Germany : Wiley-VCH, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  TD193 .C465 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  TD193 .C465 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 377 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Foreword / Nicole Moreau and Julia Hasler -- Chemistry for development / Stephen A. Matlin and Berhanu M. Abegaz -- The role of chemistry on addressing hunger and food security / Jessica Fanzo, Roseline Remans and Pedro Sanchez -- Poverty / Mari-Carmen Gomez-Cabrera, Cecilia Martinez-Costa, Juan Sastre -- The human element : chemistry education's contribution to our global future / Peter Mahaffy -- Health / Rene Roy -- Green chemistry / Pietro Tundo, Fabio Aricoa, Con Robert McElroy -- Water : foundation for a sustainable future / 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 / Gabriele Centi and Siglinda Perathoner -- Ozone depletion and Climate Change / Glenn Carver -- Epilogue / Jeffrey Sachs
Note "United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Chemistry, to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. In this book, 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 science is essential to ensuring our long-term survival. Following the UN Millennium Development Goals, the authors examine the nine most critical areas, including energy, climate, food, water, poverty, education and health. All of them are opinion leaders in their fields, or high-ranking decision makers in national and international institutions. This book provides an intellectual basis for the future development of chemistry, it is aimed at a wide readership including students, professionals, engineers, scientists, environmentalists and anyone interested in a more sustainable future"--P. [4] of cover
LC subject Environmental chemistry
Sustainable development
Add Author Garcia-Martinez, Javier
Serrano-Torregrosa, Elena
Alt Title Chemistry's contribution to our global future
ISBN 9783527328802 (acid-free paper)
3527328807 (acid-free paper)