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Atkins, P. W. (Peter William) 1940-

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Works: 377 works in 1,951 publications in 6 languages and 40,462 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Dictionaries  Textbooks  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor, Creator, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Illustrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: QD453.2, 541.3
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Most widely held works by P. W Atkins
Physical chemistry by P. W Atkins ( Book )
189 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 3,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With its modern perspective on physical chemistry, its wealth of contemporary applications, vivid full-color presentation, and dynamic new media tools, the thoroughly revised new edition is again the most modern, most effective textbook available for the physical chemistry classroom." -- Back cover
Molecular quantum mechanics by P. W Atkins ( Book )
117 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Quantum mechanics embraces the behaviour of all known forms of matter, including the atoms and molecules from which we, and all living organisms, are composed. Molecular Quantum Mechanics leads us through this absorbing yet challenging subject, unravelling the fundamental physical principles that explain how all matter behaves. Fully updated to reflect the latest advances in computational techniques, and enhanced with more mathematical support and worked examples than ever before, Molecular Quantum Mechanics remains the ultimate resource for those wishing to master this important subject."--BOOK JACKET
The periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elements by P. W Atkins ( Book )
30 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Just how does the periodic table help us make sense of the world around us? Using vivid imagery, ingenious analogies, and liberal doses of humor, P.W. Atkins answers this question. He shows us that the Periodic Kingdom is a systematic place. Detailing the geography, history, and governing institutions of this imaginary landscape, he demonstrates how physical similarities can point to deeper affinities, and how the location of an element can be used to predict its properties." "Atkins tells us about the cosmic origins of the elements and introduces the intrepid explorers and cartographers who expanded the frontiers of the kingdom: Humphry Davy, the nineteenth-century chemist who identified and catalogued several of the common metallic elements; Dmitri Mendeleev, the Russian scientist who (legend has it) saw in a dream the prototype of the modern periodic table; and the Manhattan Project scientists who originated the techniques still used today to map the dangerously radioactive regions."--Jacket
Four laws that drive the universe by P. W Atkins ( Book )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal, and from the unfurling of a leaf to the course of life itself - everything is directed and constrained by four simple laws. Atkins' explains what the laws are and how they work
Molecules by P. W Atkins ( Book )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the structures of the substances that make up our everyday world
Quanta : a handbook of concepts by P. W Atkins ( Book )
38 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of physical chemistry by P. W Atkins ( Book )
105 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This revision of the introductory textbook of physical chemistry has been designed to broaden its appeal, particularly to students with an interest in biological applications
The second law by P. W Atkins ( Book )
36 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om termodynamikkens 2. hovedsætning
Inorganic chemistry by D. F Shriver ( Book )
77 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The student of inorganic chemistry must master the chemistry of the elements. This presentation of the subject provides factual information and important principles within the context of broad chemical concepts and periodic trends
Galileo's finger : the ten great ideas of science by P. W Atkins ( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: Galileo's Finger takes the reader on an extraordinary journey that embraces the ten central ideas of current science. "By a great idea," writes Peter Atkins, "I mean a simple concept of great reach, an acorn of an idea that ramifies into a great oak tree of application, a spider of an idea that can spin a great web and draw in a feast of explanation and elucidation." With wit, charm, and patience, Atkins leads the reader to an understanding of the essence of the whole of science, from evolution and the emergence of complexity, to entropy, the spring of all change in the universe; from energy, the universalization of accountancy, to symmetry, the quantification of beauty; and from cosmology, the globalization of reality, to spacetime, the arena of all action
Reactions : the private life of atoms by P. W Atkins ( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses illustrations to discuss the various chemical reactions, both simple and complex, between atoms and molecules
Atkins' Physical chemistry by P. W Atkins ( Book )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume features a greater emphasis on the molecular view of physical chemistry and a move away from classical thermodynamics. It offers greater explanation and support in mathematics which remains an intrinsic part of physical chemistry
Liquid materialities a history of milk, science, and the law by P. W Atkins ( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a food, milk has been revered and ignored, respected and feared. This is a history of two centuries of struggle to bring it under control, to manipulate its naturally variable composition and, as a result, to redraw the boundaries between nature and society
Atoms, electrons, and change by P. W Atkins ( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reveals the links between an atom's structure and its chemical destiny showing how an atom makes its passage through nature
Atkins' molecules by P. W Atkins ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New edition of the book that was called 'the most beautiful chemistry book ever written'
Solutions manual for Physical chemistry by P. W Atkins ( Book )
88 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The creation by P. W Atkins ( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nieuwe opvatting over het ontstaan van het heelal
Chemical principles : the quest for insight by P. W Atkins ( Book )
58 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written for general chemistry courses, 'Chemical Principles' helps students develop chemical insight by showing the connection between chemical principles and their applications
On being : a scientist's exploration of the great questions of existence by P. W Atkins ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a scientific approach to proving existence, including questions about birth, death, the origin of reality, and its end
Creation revisited by P. W Atkins ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the author's first visit to the Creation appeared more than a decade ago, it caused an immediate storm, with reactions ranging from high admiration to contempt. Regarded as a classic, and widely quoted, it has continued to arouse interest. Here now is his Creation Revisited, which retains the unsettling mixture of reductionist attitude and poetic style of the earlier work. Written for a wide readership, it is an engrossing exploration of the truly great questions of existence, such as why there are three dimension of space, why there is only one direction of time, how matter can emerge from nothing, and - what many regard as beyond our grasp - whether it is possible to speculate scientifically on the events that preceded the creation. Peter Atkins approaches these and other fundamental questions on the nature of the universe, and how it came into being without external intervention, with the view that there is nothing that cannot be understood. The path to our understanding is to peel away appearances to expose a core, a core which is always of unsurpassed simplicity. This book is intended for all readers with an interest in the nature of the Universe and the other great questions of existence
 
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Alternative Names
Atkins.
Atkins, P. 1940-
Atkins, P.W.
Atkins, P. W., 1940-
Atkins, P. W. (Peter William)
Atkins, P. W. (Peter William), 1940-
Atkins, Peter.
Atkins, Peter, 1940-
Atkins, Peter W.
Atkins, Peter W., 1940-
Atkins, Peter William
Atkins, Peter William, 1940-
Aṭḳins, Piṭer, 1940-
Ètkins, P.
Etkins, P. 1940-
Эткинс, П., 1940-
אטקינס, פיטר
עטקינס, פיטר
アトキンス, P. W
アトキンス, ピーター・ウィリアム
Languages
English (879)
German (8)
French (2)
Japanese (2)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)
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