"The Chemistry of Everything" addresses the "need-to-know" basics of chemistry required to grasp everyday science issues. Through innovative themes and creative applications, it provides an engaging introduction to chemistry for nonscience majors. Mixes basic chemical principles from physical, inorganic, organic, analytical, and biological specializations to support thematic coverage of topics such as diamonds, groceries, and drugs. Extends readers' vocabulary and knowledge of the scientific issues encountered in daily life. Addresses issues of ethics and responsible use in contemporary science. Captures the current fascination with forensics through "Chemistry at the Crime Scene" boxed sections. For those interested in basic chemistry.Kimberley Waldron is the author of 'The Chemistry of Everything', published 2006 under ISBN 9780130085221 and ISBN 0130085227.