Know-it-All Chemistry by Nivaldo Tro
As I always say, any book on science and math that uses colorful images, charts and illustrations, automatically gets an A+.
Know it All Chemistry has this and more going for it; I highly recommend it- but only as a companion to studying chemistry on a deeper level.
If you are looking for a simple, easy to understand book for help on areas dealing with tough topics like ionic bonding and chemical equations, this book is for you.
I wish this book was available when I was taking honors chemistry in the tenth grade years ago. The class was tough. Thank goodness for sites like Khan Academy and Thought Co. where you can learn this subject and more for free. There are also several books you can buy to help you with chemistry.
Earlier, I mentioned that this book is better paired with a deeper study of chemistry.
I say this because the book is broken into one minute bites- chapters that give you the bare bones about specific topics and even runs down the timelines of famous chemists and theorists.
A fascinating fact I learned from reading the book was about the Yew Tree. This tree is very special even though on the surface it seems it may not be. Chemists have found out that its bark actually has cancer fighting agents in it.
In summation, I find this book to be very much needed as a companion to whatever you are using to study chemistry now. Highly recommended!
*Book received for free from Netgalley.