"Chemical Achievers" is a book intended to encourage the incorporation of the history of chemistry into the regular chemical curriculum by bringing to life the people responsible for the discovery or invention of chemical ideas and products. Each person and his or her contribution is described in a page or two of text, accompanied by pictures of him or her and sometimes a drawing or photograph of an apparatus. The photographs are large enough to reproduce well as handouts or overheads, and the book is spiral-bound to facilitate such copying, which is encouraged in the Forward and denied by standard copyright notice on the back of the title page. The whole volume can be read in less than an hour, and it is an hour enjoyably and well-spent.
Mary Ellen Bowden