In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous. Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of. In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.
Packed with 25 incredible science experiments kids can do at home, Kate the Chemist introduces young scientists to the fascinating world of STEM! Have you ever wondered how to make a volcano explode? Or why dropping dry ice in soap bubbles forms neon brains? With 25 kid-friendly science experiments, and stunning full-color photographs, Kate the Chemist's big book of experiments, shows kids just how fun--and easy--it is to be a scientist. Learn how to make slime, fake tattoos, edible snot, and more! Experiments include step-by-step instructions, an ingredients list, full color photographs, a messiness factor rating, and a note from Kate. Create future engineers, scientists, and inventors, and introduce your child to the world of STEM with Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments!
Last spring, three girls went missing. Nothing linked the cases except a frustrating lack of clues. Then, one of them turned up headless in Lake Michigan. With his boss on his back and his girlfriend threatening to leave unless he commits, Detective Cale Van Waring struggles to put the pieces together before another girl ends up missing—or dead.
This CD-ROM and textbook package introduces chemistry students to the world of molecular orbitals using 3D and VRML representations. An overview of the basic chemistry and physics needed enables readers to move quickly onto the CD. The CD-ROM itself contains an extended interactive textbook and a broad selection of classical organic compounds and inorganic complex ligands complete with their orbitals. Moreover, interactive demonstrations allow students to alter relevant parameters and watch the change in the orbitals'characteristics or take a walk through this fascinating 3D world.
Modern chemistry, so alarming, so necessary, so ubiquitous, became a mature science in nineteenth-century Europe. As it developed, often from a lowly position in medicine or in industry, chemists established themselves as professionals, though differently in different countries. In 1820 chemistry was an autonomous and respected science but chemists had no corporate identity. It was 1840 before national chemical societies were first formed; many countries lagged fifty years behind. Chemists comprise the largest scientific group, and this book observes the social history of chemistry in fifteen countries, from the British Isles to Lithuania and Greece. By describing how national chemical professions emerged under particular economic and social circumstances, the book contributes significantly to European history of science.
From the development of polymers that make cars lighter to fuels that make them run cleaner, the chemist’s role in the automotive industry has evolved to be one that is more outside the laboratory than in it. Drawing on the author’s 20 years of experience in vehicle design and laboratory experience, The Role of the Chemist in Automotive Design elucidates how the skills of chemists are put to use in the automotive industry and their effect on all phases of design. A glance through the table of contents provides an overview of the issues commonly encountered by chemists in the automotive industry. The author discusses fuels cells, lithium ion batteries, carbon nanotubes, and nickel metal hydride technology, all of which require the technical knowledge of a chemist but cross the lines of various disciplines. He also covers future technology including items such as battery technology, fuel cell membranes, and environmentally friendly plastics such as nylons that use castor oil as a primary component. The book examines environmental concerns such as CARB legislation and how the industry plans to deal with the new legislation with strategies such as Ozone Reduction Catalyst. The increasing technological, environmental, and economic issues facing the auto industry underscores the need for a basic reference that covers technologies that can be used to make vehicle more fuel efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost efficient. Exploring the expanding role chemists will play in future automotive design and technology, this book delineates the areas and technologies that require the technical knowledge of a chemist but that cross the lines of many disciplines.