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Laidler, Keith J. (Keith James) 1916-2003

Overview
Works: 100 works in 613 publications in 8 languages and 11,708 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Miscellanea  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QD501, 541.39
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Most widely held works about Keith J Laidler
 
Most widely held works by Keith J Laidler
Chemical kinetics by Keith J Laidler( Book )

70 editions published between 1950 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical kinetics of enzyme action by Keith J Laidler( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To light such a candle : chapters in the history of science and technology by Keith J Laidler( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In To Light Such a Candle, renowned chemist and science historian Keith Laidler examines the progress of science and technology over the centuries, tracing the often separate paths of these pursuits, showing how they have ultimately worked together to transform everyday life. Faraday's pure research on electricity, for example, had immense technological implications, while Maxwell's theory of electromagnetic radiation led directly to the discovery of radio transmission, something of which Maxwell himself had no conception. Conversely, the early steam engines were by no means science-based, but they led directly to the science of thermodynamics, one of the most fundamental branches of pure science. Illuminated by many fascinating stories from the history of science, this book provides a powerful argument for the relevance of pure research, and gives the general reader and scientist alike an idea of the nature and importance of the links between science and technology
The world of physical chemistry by Keith J Laidler( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is sometimes said that the year of birth of physical chemistry was 1887. In that year the journal Zeitschrift fur physikalische Chemie - the first journal devoted exclusively to physical chemistry - was launched and in its first year published important papers by Arrhenius and van't Hoff. However, a good deal of physical chemistry had been done previously. Two centuries earlier Robert Boyle had been carrying out physico-chemical investigations, and a good case can be made for regarding him as the first physical chemist. His approach to chemistry had a great influence on others, including Isaac Newton. In the eighteenth century Joseph Black and Antoine Lavoisier also did much that can be classed as physical chemistry. In the nineteenth century Robert Bunsen, Michael Faraday, and many others were also contributing to the development of the subject. In this book Professor Laidler gives an account of the scientific development of physical chemistry over the years. He begins by discussing just what physical chemistry is, and how it relates to other sciences. He considers some of the difficulties faced by early investigators, as a result of attitudes of the Churches, governments, and even the universities which at first were mainly interested in classical studies. Some account is also given of the way in which physical scientists have communicated with each other. Classical mechanics, and the modifications that had to be made to it, are briefly considered. The bulk of the book is concerned with the main branches of physical chemistry - thermodynamics, kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, kinetics, colloid and surface chemistry, and quantum chemistry - and how these subjects have developed up to the present time
Physical chemistry : problems and solutions by Keith J Laidler( Book )

60 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM includes a interactive simulations, animations, graphs, and exercises illustrating key concepts in the book
Theories of chemical reaction rates by Keith J Laidler( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaction kinetics by Keith J Laidler( Book )

85 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reactions Kinetics: Volume I: Homogeneous Gas Reactions presents a general introduction to the subject of kinetics, including the basic laws of kinetics and the theoretical treatment of reaction rates. This four-chapter book deals mainly with homogeneous reactions in the gas phase. Chapter 1 presents the kinetic laws based on experimental results in terms of their simple concepts, with a special consideration of the way in which rates depend on concentration, while Chapter 2 deals with the interpretation of rates in terms of more fundamental theories. Chapter 3 covers the overall reactions tha
The harmonious universe : the beauty and unity of scientific understanding by Keith J Laidler( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning scientist and popular science writer Keith Laidler explains the major facts, principles, and theories of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy, showing how they all complement one another, creating a harmonious picture of a completely integrated universe. Annotation. From quarks to quasars, this stimulating survey of the main branches of science will entertain, educate and inspire lay readers with a broad scientific understanding of our fascinating universe
Selected readings in chemical kinetics by Margaret H Back( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the chemistry of enzymes by Keith J Laidler( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1972 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy and the unexpected by Keith J Laidler( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written for the general reader with an interest in science, the development and interrelationship of the concepts of energy, chance and chaos are set in their historical context, and illuminated by accounts of the key scientists involved and of their investigations."--Jacket
The chemical kinetics of excited states by Keith J Laidler( Book )

15 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical chemistry with biological applications by Keith J Laidler( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and sensibility : the elegant logic of the universe by Keith J Laidler( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how new ideas about science and related areas has impacted how people view different types of information, explains the methods used by scientists to gather new information, and reviews major contributions to various fields of science
Principles of chemistry by Keith J Laidler( Book )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical elements by Keith J Laidler( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of rate processes; the kinetics of chemical reactions, viscosity, diffusion and electrochemical phenomena by Samuel Glasstone( Book )

25 editions published between 1941 and 1990 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaktionskinetik by Keith J Laidler( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reaction kinetics by Keith J Laidler( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1966 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To light such a candle : chapters in the history of science and technology
Alternative Names
Keith J. Laidler British chemist

Keith J. Laidler químico británico

Keith James Laidler

Laidler, K. J.

Laidler, K. J. 1916-

Laidler, K. J. 1916-2003

Laidler, K. J. (Keith James), 1916-

Laidler, Keith J.

Laidler, Keith J. 1916-2003

Laidler, Keith James

Laidler, Keith James 1916-

Laidler, Keith James 1916-2003

Lejdler, K.

Lejdler, K. Dž.

레이들러, 키스 J. 1916-2003

레이들러, 키스 제임스 1916-2003

レイドラ-, キ-ス J. 1916-2003

レイドラー, キース J.

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To light such a candle : chapters in the history of science and technologyThe world of physical chemistryPhysical chemistry : problems and solutionsThe harmonious universe : the beauty and unity of scientific understandingEnergy and the unexpectedScience and sensibility : the elegant logic of the universe