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    Science Gifts 2014: Books on Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry

    Today I wanted to highlight books specifically on medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. Those are always festive additions to the holiday season, right? This list builds on last year’s recommendations, with updated editions of some titles, and adds a number of suggestions from readers. I’ll start out with a recent history of our whole… Read More
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    Science Gifts 2014: General Books (and More) on Chemistry

    It’s that time of year again! I wanted to go ahead and put up a few posts over the next few days with science- and chemistry-themed gift recommendations. Today will be books in the general chemistry category. I’ve mentioned Theodore Gray’s book The Elements before as an fine gift for anyone’s who’s interested in scienc… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Telescopes, Etc.

    As longtime readers know, one of my spare-time occupations is amateur astronomy. I often get asked by friends and colleagues for telescope recommendations, so (just as I did last year), I’d like to provide some, along with some background on the whole topic.. The key thing to remember with a telescope is that other things… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Elements and More

    I’ve mentioned Theodore Gray’s book The Elements before as an fine gift for anyone’s who’s interested in science or chemistry. I have a copy at home, although I don’t have the follow-up, the Elements Vault, which apparently also has some chemical samples in it (doubtless of some of the less offensive elements!) Last ye… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Running Experiments at Home

    Interesting science-gift ideas can be found in the “home experiments” area. There’s been a small boom in this sort of book in recent years, which I think is a good thing all the way around. I believe that there’s a good audience out there of people who are interested in science, but have no particular… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Medicinal Chemistry Books

    I hope my readers who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a good one. Everything went well here, and there are plenty of turkey leftovers today. My wife always looks forward to a sandwich of turkey in a flour tortilla with hoisin sauce and fresh scallions. I can endorse that one, and I’m also a fan of… Read More
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    The Heirloom Chemistry Set

    I wrote here about chemistry sets as gifts for science-minded youngsters, and at the time, the only recommendation I could make was the Thames and Kosmos line (which are definitely still worth a look). A reader sends along another possibility, though: the Heirloom Chemistry Set, a deliberate attempt to recreate the classic sets of 50… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Microscopes

    Well, in that post on telescopes I put up the other day, there were plenty of manufacturers, web sites, and commercial sources that I could recommend. Microscopes, though, are another matter. There’s no equivalent to the amateur telescope making/modifying community. One reason for that is that we’re talking about lenses for magnificatio… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Telescopes

    As I mention around here from time to time, one of my sidelines is amateur astronomy. I often get asked for telescope recommendations, so in that spirit, I wanted to put up some details in case anyone out there is thinking about one as a gift this year. The key thing to remember with telescopes… Read More
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    Science Gifts: Actual Med-Chem Books

    A few years ago, I asked the readership for the best books on the practice of medicinal chemistry and drug discovery itself. These may not be exactly stocking stuffers, at least not for most people, but I wanted to mention these again, and to solicit nominations for more recent titles to add to the list. Read More
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