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ERIC Number: EJ827382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Communicating Chemistry from "Molecules" to International Efforts: An Interview with Peter Atkins
Cardellini, Liberato
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n6 p791-795 Jun 2008
In this interview, Peter Atkins explains the deep motivations that compel him to sit at his desk at 6 AM writing books and textbooks. He discusses the four principal elements that help to make a chemistry textbook successful, including the secret ingredient. He also discusses the importance of problem solving, the interaction of multimedia, and the effect of the Web on textbooks. Finally, Atkins articulates the beliefs that learning chemistry opens our eyes to a deeper enjoyment of the world, that chemistry plumbs a deeper level of reality. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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