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.

Cover of the book Nature's Building BlocksThe 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.
Sweet DreamsPublicola Publishing2013
The NewsletterPublicola Publishing2013
ChemysteryPublicola Publishing2013
Islington GreenPublicola Publishing2012
Nature's Building Blocks, 2nd ednOxford University Press2011
A Healthy, Wealthy, Sustainable WorldRoyal Society of Chemistry2010
Molecules of MurderRoyal Society of Chemistry2008
Better Looking, Better Living, Better LovingWiley-VCH2007
The Elements of MurderOxford University Press2005
Vanity, Vitality, and VirilityOxford University Press2004
Nature's Building BlocksOxford University Press2001
The Shocking History of PhosphorusMacmillan2000
Was it Something You Ate?Oxford University Press1999
Molecules at an ExhibitionOxford University Press1998
The Elements, 3rd ednClarendon Press1998
The Consumer's Good Chemical GuideW. H. Freeman1994
The Human ElementBBC Education1994
An A–Z of the ElementsChannel 41991
The ElementsClarendon Press1991
The Chemistry of PhosphorusHarper & Row1976
The Inorganic Chemistry of the Non-metalsMethuen1971