Introducing chemistry in its simplest terms, ""The New Chemistry"" set provides an overview of some fascinating areas of research, supplementing information that students may have received from classes in general science, physical science, or chemistry. Current and comprehensive, this six-title set covers topics ranging from the most fundamental fields of chemistry, such as the origins of matter and of the universe, to those with important applications to everyday life, such as the composition of foods and drugs. Emphasis is on recent research and advances in each of the fields of chemistry covered in the set. Each accessible volume provides a broad, general introduction to the field, including a historical overview; coverage of specific aspects and recent developments; informative biographical sidebars; and, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index. This indispensable set offers students a thoroughly engaging reference to a complicated science in language that is easy to understand.