My first popular science book, The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide was published in 1994 as a response to the increasing negative attitudes to anything 'chemical'. These ignored the fact that modern life would not be feasible without important scientific solutions to the world's problems.
All my books have focused on demystifying and explaining chemistry, elements and molecules, and how they have an impact on the processes of life, and death.
- The Books
- Below is a list of the books, in reverse chronological order, published over the past few decades. If you are new to my work (and chemistry) I would recommend starting with Nature's Building Blocks.
|Nature's Building Blocks, 2nd edn||Oxford University Press||2011|
|A Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable World||Royal Society of Chemistry||2010|
|Molecules of Murder||Royal Society of Chemistry||2008|
|Better Looking, Better Living, Better Loving||Wiley-VCH||2007|
|The Elements of Murder||Oxford University Press||2005|
|Vanity, Vitality, and Virility||Oxford University Press||2004|
|Nature's Building Blocks||Oxford University Press||2001|
|The Shocking History of Phosphorus||Macmillan||2000|
|Was it Something You Ate?||Oxford University Press||1999|
|Molecules at an Exhibition||Oxford University Press||1998|
|The Elements, 3rd edn||Clarendon Press||1998|
|The Consumer's Good Chemical Guide||W. H. Freeman||1994|
|The Human Element||BBC Education||1994|
|An A–Z of the Elements||Channel 4||1991|
|The Elements||Clarendon Press||1991|
|The Chemistry of Phosphorus||Harper & Row||1976|
|The Inorganic Chemistry of the Non-metals||Methuen||1971|