Secrets of Chemistry
by Robert Brent
drawings by Harry Lazarus
Hamlyn, 1968, colour and black and white photographs colour illustrations, photographic frontispiece, illustrated endpapers, hardcover with illustrated laminated boards, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners inscriptions and contact details on half title page, price-clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears (see photographs)
“With the aid of clear directions and colourful illustrations, this unique book shows young chemists how to discover the secrets of chemistry for themselves. Here they will learn how to prepare a home laboratory, how to make and buy equipment and how to set up fascinating experiments.
This book is for the future chemist, but it is also for every child who is curious about the world around him. Mysterious formulae become records of simple facts when the principles behind them are understood. Equipment is a simple matter, to: step-by-step diagrams show how to make the essential apparatus. A spirit burner, for example, can be constructed from an empty ink bottle, a wick and a used lipstick case.”