Category: e-Books

ACS E-Books

September 14, 2016

All About “E”: Behind the Scenes with ACS eBooks

By Andrew Clinton

Over the past 60 years, the ACS Symposium Series and Advances in Chemistry have published books from some of the world’s brightest minds in science, including 34 Nobel Laureates in chemistry. These books have become so important that the ACS Symposium Series has now transitioned under the ACS eBooks banner. “The subtle identity shift better […]

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July 19, 2016

Teaching Environmental Chemistry in a Service Context

By Patricia M. Flatt

The e-book “Service Learning and Environmental Chemistry: Relevant Connection,” edited by Elizabeth S. Roberts-Kirchhoff, Matthew J. Mio, and Mark A. Benvenuto, offers a progressive look at how chemistry can be woven into an interdisciplinary teaching platform. The emphasis is on engaging students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a new and refreshing way. […]

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • teaching
Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment

June 6, 2016

Hollywood Chemistry Gets Its Close-Up

By Andrew Clinton

In the Forward to the ACS Symposium Series e-book Hollywood Chemistry: When Science Met Entertainment, Phil Plait, astronomer and Slate Magazine’s “Bad Astronomy” blogger, confessed to “being a jerk” for watching movies simply to “eviscerate” them in his reviews for having bad science, instead of watching them for enjoyment. He reformed after a fellow astronomer […]

  • ACS Symposium Series
  • Hollywood Chemistry
Millennial Student

April 1, 2016

Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry

By Deborah C. Bromfield Lee

The e-book “Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry” is a survey of pedagogies and solutions for effectively communicating with millennial students, without alienating other generations. The millennial student is described as diverse, self-expressive and having an intimate (if sometimes distracting) relationship with technology. They are sometimes uninterested in the whole picture, preferring to think locally. […]

  • E-books
  • education
  • millennials
  • teaching

January 28, 2016

Review: “What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry”

By Diane Bunce

If you are expecting a tired look at how to apply for your first job, What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry is not the book for you. I approached the book with mild interest, figuring it would be a review of what I already knew. Within the first few pages, […]

  • ACS Symposium Series
  • Diane M. Bunce
  • ebooks
  • first job in chemistry

September 21, 2015

Highlighting ACS eBooks: “Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Properties”

By Freddy Tellez

Peer-reviewed eBooks of the ACS contain essential research by the world’s leading scientists spanning all disciplines and applications. In Highlighting ACS eBooks, a new series from ACS Axial, reviewers expand upon original reviews that recommended eBooks for publication. This review covers “Sequence-Controlled Polymers: Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Properties”, an ACS eBook edited by Jean-Francois Lutz, Tara […]

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