Our Past, Present, and Future



edited by Choon Ho Do and Attila E. Pavlath




우리의 과거, 현재, 그리고 미래


 편집자: 도춘호, 아틸라 파브라쓰





1. Introduction of the book 책소개:


     This book discusses the vital role of chemistry in everyday life. It encourages readers to understand how the knowledge of chemistry is important for the development of society and a better future. The trext is organized into three parts. Part I covers the historical aspects of chemistry and discusses how countless discoveries since the beginning of life on earth have benefited human beings. Part II focuses on modern life and describes chemistry's contribution to the developments in the fields of food and agriculture, energy, transportation, medicine, and communications. Part III emphasizes the role of chemists and educators in making the layperson aware of the benefits of chemistry without having them to go through its complexities. Written in an easy-to-understand manner and supplemented by ample number of figures and tables, the book will cater to a broad readership ranging from general readers to experts.


   Publisher 출판사: Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.

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                    Singapore 038988

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                Chemistry: Our Past, Present, and Future

                Copyright © 2017 Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.



2. Review 서평:


   "This book is an excellent compilation of articles by eminent chemists and chemistry educators that covers chemistry from cosmological beginnings to the impact on human activity, health and life with a look into the future of chemical application and their implications. The text is easy to read and has clear and relevant illustrations, which will make the book a valuable resource for students, professionals, and the general public" by Prof. Morton Z. Hoffman, Boston University, USA.



3. Contents and Authors 목차와 저자들 -> ENTER




4. Editors 편집자:



Dr. Choon H. Do is director of the Korean Chemical Industry Specialists Association and actively promotes the public understanding of chemistry. He has led a short course series and give lectures on petrochemicals. Until 2011, he was professor of polymer chemistry at Sunchon National University, South Korea. Dr. Do served as president of the Korean Chemical Society in 2010 and as a member of the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education from 2000 to 2013. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research interests include the synthesis and

characterization of polymers, chemical education, chemical terminologies, and archeological chemistry.



Attila E. Pavlath is a senior emeritus scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) He received his education in Budapest, Hungary. After his stint as an assistant professor at the Technical University of Budapest, he left Hungary in 1956 and joined McGill University, Canada, as a research fellow. In 1958, he joined Stauffer Chemical Company, California, to lead a research group on agriculture-related problems. In 1967, he joined the USDA, where he headed several research projects at the Western Regional Research Center, Albany, California, and is still involved in research.

Dr. Pavlath has published more than 130 research papers, has authored 10 books and numerous chapters, and holds 25 patents. In 1997, he received the Pioneer of the Year award from the American Institute of Chemists. 1999, he was elected president of the American Chemical Society, and in 2004, he was elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.



updated: January 8, 2018,

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