Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

Alexander (better known as “Sasha”) and Ann Shulgin’s PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story has become a foundational work in the genre and was the first book to fully impart the how-to chemistry, and convey the effects, of many of the entheogenic drugs that are currently being studied and used to heal trauma and deal with death. An acronym for “Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved”, the book spans autobiography, organic chemistry, politics, ethnobotany, and psychopharmacology, and the cultural impact is likely to be profound for decades to come, as it has already. PiHKAL is divided into two parts, the first of which is a fictionalized autobiographical 'novel' - the main fiction is that it is fiction. This first half of the book is The Love Story, about two people named Shura and Alice who fall in love, though one of them is already in love with someone else. This love triangle is a painful ordeal they must go through, and that process unfolds before the reader with grace and great insight into human nature. Shura is a brilliant chemist who has dedicated his career to making psychoactive drugs, in the story they go through many experiences with the psychedelic compounds that Shura has discovered and has made in his lab, all of which have been bioassayed himself. The reader will find themselves going on this journey with them, experiencing what they experienced, both in their hearts and in the psychedelic journeys they have. The second half of PiHKAL is called The Chemical Story, and it contains detailed instructions for, and effects of, the synthesis of 179 psychedelic phenethylamines which were mostly discovered by Shulgin himself. For each substance there is information on its synthesis, suggested effective dosage, duration, and detailed commentary on the subjective effects that were experienced. This book appeals to adults of all ages and cultures, and to the psychedelically experienced and inexperienced alike.

  • Author: Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher: Transform Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics
  • ISBN: 978-0963009609
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 9 inches


2. Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate Is Destroying Our Health and the Environment

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

" Toxic Legacy  will stand shoulder to shoulder with Rachel Carson’s  Silent Spring . This is unquestionably, one of the most important books of our time."―David Perlmutter, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of  Grain Brain and  Brain Wash "Urgent and eye-opening, the book serves as a loud-and-clear alarm."― The Boston Globe "A game-changer that we would be foolish to ignore."― Kirkus Reviews (starred) From an MIT scientist, mounting evidence that the active ingredient in the world’s most commonly used weedkiller is contributing to skyrocketing rates of chronic disease Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup, the most commonly used weedkiller in the world. Nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicide are sprayed on farms―and food―every year.  Agrochemical companies claim that glyphosate is safe for humans, animals, and the environment. But emerging scientific research on glyphosate’s deadly disruption of the gut microbiome, its crippling effect on protein synthesis, and its impact on the body’s ability to use and transport sulfur―not to mention several landmark legal cases― tells a very different story. In Toxic Legacy , senior research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, delivers compelling evidence based on countless published, peer-reviewed studies―all in frank, illuminating, and always accessible language. Throughout Toxic Legacy readers will discover: The uniquely toxic nature of glyphosate How glyphosate disrupts the microbiome, leading to gut dysbiosis, autoimmunity, neurodegeneration, and more Why we’re seeing a rise in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, infertility, depression, and anxiety Glyphosate’s role in soil degeneration, water contamination, and threats to wildlife and biodiversity Important nutritional guidance for conscientious consumers who want to avoid glyphosate-contaminated foods and improve their health As Rachel Carson did with DDT in the 1960’s, Stephanie Seneff sounds the alarm on glyphosate, giving you guidance on simple, powerful changes you can make right now and essential information you need to protect your health, your family’s health, and the planet on which we all depend.

  • Author: Stephanie Seneff
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing (July 1, 2021)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-1603589291
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.25 x 9 inches


3. Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT BOOKS . Readers report that Amazon's 3rd-party sellers are selling counterfeits; counterfeit pages have misprints, missing pages or pages in reverse order. Amazon is investigating the issue. For now, purchase genuine books with the logo: Brand new 3rd edition Lewis C. Lin — the world's #1 expert on product management (PM) interviews  — has updated Decode and Conquer in an all-new third edition. Decode and Conquer is your starting point on how to conquer the most difficult PM interview questions . Here's what to expect: Frameworks for design and metrics questions  including the famous CIRCLES Method™, AARM Method™, and DIGS Method™ Biggest mistakes PM candidates make at the interview and how to avoid them Insider tips on just what interviewers are looking for and how to answer so they can't say NO to hiring you Sample answers for  important PM interview questions Expanded Section on Metrics & Execution The 3rd edition has an expanded section on metrics & execution questions. Empower yourself with the latest thinking, frameworks, and tips to cover this growing category of questions! Questions and answers covered in the book Design a new iPad app for Google Spreadsheet. Brainstorm as many algorithms as possible for recommending Twitter followers. You're the CEO of the Yellow Cab taxi service. How do you respond to Uber? You're part of the Google Search web spam team. How would you detect duplicate websites? Endorsed by Google recruiters. Praised by Business Insider. Decode and Conquer , especially CIRCLES™, has been endorsed by recruiters and top publications such as Business Insider . Top product management executives, including those from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, recommend Decode and Conquer to PM job seekers . Here's what readers say You've helped many people in more ways than you know. I wish to do that someday in my own way. Just wanted to share my gratitude for your work! Bought Decode & Conquer and enjoying every page. :) I am a Zimbabwean who has been living in China for the last 8 years. No direct PM experience but your 2-week PM guide has been incredibly useful . I have also been reading Decode and Conquer  which has gotten me up to speed really fast. Brilliant book! I have just about finished your book Decode and Conquer and have found it to be enlightening. I feel that I already have drastically reduced the amount of PM interviews that I would have failed with a deer in the headlights look on my face. Lewis Lin is the best. Just heard back from Uber, it’s a yes! 🙏  I had interviewed there twice before over the years, but it wasn’t until I encountered Lewis, his materials, and this community that I was finally able to crack it . Your books helped me when I first got the PM job at Amazon . They again helped me refresh, alongside my gained experience, when I moved to Google. That, as you know, is through an interview process that’s notoriously one of the hardest in the industry. The shared wisdom in the pages of the book (even when I sometimes disagreed with the methods and answers) was extremely helpful .

  • Author: Lewis C. Lin
  • Publisher: Impact Interview (July 17, 2019)
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Networking & Cloud Computing
  • ISBN: 978-0998120492
  • Dimensions: 6.14 x 0.5 x 9.21 inches


4. TIHKAL: The Continuation

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

TiHKAL: The Continuation is the sequel to PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story but can stand alone to any reader. Where PiHKAL focuses on a class of compounds called phenethylamines, TiHKAL is written about a family of psychoactive drugs known as tryptamines with TiHKAL being an acronym for "Tryptamines I Have Known and Loved”. Like its predecessor PiHKAL, it is divided into two parts. The first part of the book begins with the story of Alice and Shura, a fictionalized autobiography, which picks up where the similar section of PiHKAL left off. The book opens with the story about the DEA raid that occurred a few years after the publication of their first book, PiHKAL. It’s a window into the DEA, the institutional aspect and human side of it as well, and the price that Shura and Alice pay for doing what they do, including exercising their first amendment rights. It then continues with a collection of essays on topics ranging from psychotherapy and the Jungian mind, to the prevalence of DMT in nature, ayahuasca, the War on Drugs, and even the Big Bang. It is a blend of travel, botanical facts, scientific speculation, psychological and political commentary. It is fascinating getting to know the mind of the man behind the compounds - his thoughts on science, technology, law, and society. And the mind of the woman who brought his work and their story into the light of the world. The second part of TiHKAL is “The Chemistry Continues”. It is a detailed manual for 55 psychedelic compounds (many discovered by Shulgin himself). For each compound there is information on synthesis, effective dosage, duration of effects, and commentary on the subjective effects that were experienced. The Shulgins' two big books span autobiography, organic chemistry, politics, ethnobotany and psychopharmacology and the cultural impact of these works has been profound and will continue to be so in the future.

  • Author: Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher: Transform Press; First Edition (May 1, 2002)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics
  • ISBN: 978-0963009692
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.25 x 8.75 inches


5. Botanical Curses and Poisons: The Shadow-Lives of Plants

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

Discover the folklore and history of our most toxic plants through this beautifully produced, gorgeously illustrated compendium.   “If you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland   In both history and fiction, some of the most dramatic, notorious deaths have been through poisonings. Concealed and deliberate, it’s a crime that requires advance planning and that for many centuries could go virtually undetected. And yet there is a fine line between healing and killing: the difference lies only in the dosage! In Botanical Curses and Poisons , Fez Inkwright returns to folkloric and historical archives to reveal the fascinating, untold stories behind a variety of lethal plants, witching herbs, and funghi. Going from A to Z, she covers everything from apple (think of the poisoned fruit in “Snow White”) and the hallucinogenic angel’s trumpet to laurel, which emits toxic fumes, to oleander (a deadly ornamental shrub), with each plant beautifully illustrated by the author herself. This enthralling treasury is packed with insight, lore, and the revealed mysteries of everyday flora—including the prevalence of poisoning in ancient Rome, its use in religion and magic, and common antidotes—making this perfect for gardeners, writers, folklorists, witches, and scientists alike!

  • Author: Fez Inkwright
  • Publisher: Liminal 11 (February 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, New Age & Spirituality
  • ISBN: 978-1912634224
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.4 inches


6. Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

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  • Author: Louise Kuo Habakus
  • Publisher: Skyhorse; Revised and Expanded Edition (September 1, 2012)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1620872123
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches


7. The Nature of Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Social Impact

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

The Nature of Drugs presents Sasha Shulgin’s popular San Francisco State University course on what drugs are, how they work, how they are processed by the body, and how they affect our society. The course also delves into social issues and reactions involving drugs, and discussions of governmental attempts at controlling them and features Sasha's engaging lecture style peppered with illuminating anecdotes and amusing asides.

  • Author: Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher: Transform Press (June 8, 2021) (June 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0999547212
  • Dimensions: 5.91 x 1.18 x 9.06 inches


8. Electrical Engineering: Fundamentals (De Gruyter Textbook)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering is an excellent introduction into the areas of electricity, electronic devices and electrochemistry. The book covers aspects of electrical science including Ohm and Kirkoff's laws, P-N junctions, semiconductors, circuit diagrams, magnetic fields, electrochemistry, and devices such as DC motors. This text is useful for students of electrical, chemical, materials, and mechanical engineering.

  • Author: Viktor Hacker
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg (March 23, 2020)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-3110521023
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches


9. Hexagonal Graph Paper Composition Notebook: Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Note Book, 1/4 inch hexagons (Science Notebooks Series) (Chem Lab Science Journals)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

This hexagonal graph paper notebook is ideal for chemistry notes and practice, IUPAC naming and drawing out organic structures. Soft Cover Perfect Bound Glued Spine 1/4 inch Hexagonal Graph Paper Use as Math and Science Notebook, Graphing & Drawing or Sketch Journal

  • Author: Enchanted Willow
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 21, 2018)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-1721668670
  • Dimensions: 7.44 x 0.27 x 9.69 inches


10. Scientific Soapmaking: The Chemistry of the Cold Process

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Industrial & Technical Chemistry - August 2021

Until now, there were just two kinds of books on soapmaking. Books for the commodity soap industry emphasized the economical production of soap by the ton and were written for those with a background in chemistry and chemical engineering. Books for the emerging craft industry emphasized the production of high-quality soap by the pound and were aimed at those familiar with the format of cookbooks. Makers of handcrafted soap often wish they had paid more attention in chemistry class so that the information of the commodity soap books would be accessible to them. Scientific Soapmaking answers that call by bridging the gap between the technical and craft literatures. It explains the chemistry of fats, oils, and soaps, and it teaches sophisticated analytical techniques that can be carried out using equipment and materials familiar to makers of handcrafted soap. Presented in a college textbook format, Scientific Soapmaking guides students and individual soapmakers alike to formulate questions about soap and design experiments to answer those questions scientifically.

  • Author: Kevin M. Dunn
  • Publisher: Clavicula Press; Illustrated edition (March 16, 2010)
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering
  • ISBN: 978-1935652090
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.96 x 9 inches