Introduction: The Stuff of the World
Chapter 1: Chemistry Without Knowing it
Chapter 2: A Spiritual Science
Chapter 3: Gold and the Golden Age
Chapter 4: From Alchemy to Chemistry
Chapter 5: Airy Nothings
Chapter 6: Atoms, Elements and Affinities
Chapter 7: Bonds for Life
Chapter 8: What's In There?
Chapter 9: Making Stuff
Conclusion: Into the Future
How the World Works: Chemistry is a wonderful introduction to this intriguing discipline, tracing the history of chemical exploration and discovery from our ancient forebears up to the breakthroughs of today.
Anne Rooney gained a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. After teaching at Cambridge and York universities, she became a freelance writer. She has written many books on the history and philosophy of science and other aspects of science and technology. She has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge.