This book compiles a wonderful collection of original scientific articles from a group of outstanding scientists from around the world who worked or have been affiliated with the Nobel Laureate Professor William N Lipscomb, Jr. throughout his scientific career. Lipscomb is a long-standing icon in the fields of structural chemistry and structural biology. One particularly interesting feature of this book is that accompanying each article is a commentary from each contributor, and a brief biography of them. Among the contributors are Nobel Laureates Roald Hoffmann, AdaYonath, and Thomas A Steitz. In addition, Lipscomb's son, James Lipscomb, comments on Lipscomb's life and science from a very unique perspective.These very personal anecdotes from a group of remarkable scientists are especially enlightening for young scientists in learning how to conduct science in general and on how a youth may grow into a great scientist. This book will appeal to young students worldwide, and will serve to encourage some of the brightest minds to enter and excel in science.
Reprints of Selected Scientific Articles from Each Contributor That Best Reflect Lipscomb's Influence on Their Scientific Research; Biography of Each Contributor; A Written Note of Personal Anecdotes About the Time That Each Contributor Had with Lipscomb and Thereafter, Including Specific Scientific Commentary on the Papers Selected to Reprint.