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Lectures in Japanese about Significant Events in the History of Chemistry
with 3 DVDs of NHK Television Programs
Yoshito Takeuchi
Edited by Edward E. Daub

For learners of technical Japanese, an innovative approach to the language of science, especially chemistry

For advanced students of Japanese, these lively lectures aid aural comprehension of scientific terminology, promote an understanding of chemistry as a human intellectual activity, and place some chemical discoveries in the context of world history.

This book and its three DVDs include video lectures in Japanese by Tokyo University professor emeritus Yoshito Takeuchi and a text that comprises precise transcriptions of those lectures, accompanied by vocabulary aids. Takeuchi’s engaging kemi-sutorii, “chemical stories,” originated with a request from the Japanese television network NHK to enliven its weekly broadcast of high school chemistry lectures.

Yoshito Takeuchi is professor emeritus of chemistry at Tokyo University. He has authored more than two hundred papers in chemical journals, both in Japan and internationally. Edward E. Daub is professor emeritus of engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is author of Kanji for Comprehending Technical Japanese, coauthor of Basic Technical Japanese and Comprehending Technical Japanese, and coeditor of Reflections on Science by NAKAYA Ukichiro: An Advanced Japanese Reader.

Of Related Interest
Intermediate Technical Japanese, Volume 1
Readings and Grammatical Patterns James L. Davis

Intermediate Technical Japanese, Volume 2
James L. Davis

Reflections on Science by NAKAYA Ukichiro
An Advanced Japanese Reader
Edward E. Daub and Shiro Asano
Reading, Vocaulary Notes, Translations, and an Original Glossary

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Previously Announced
August 2011

104 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
Including 3 DVDs

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Paper with CD $24.95 s
ISBN 978-0-9748952-4-6
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