"Lucidly written, with an acute awareness of recent advances and an excellent understanding of their intrinsic scientific content."
Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Physics World
"Designing the Molecular World is a tour de force of popular science writing: nothing less than a survey, in considerable depth, of the frontiers of modern chemistry."
John Postgate, The Times Literary Supplement
"This book is like a clean fresh breeze, and puts the image of chemistry back into proper perspective."
Rudolph Fahnenstich, Angewandte Chemie
"This is the surprise discovery of the year. Philip Ballâs alchemy combines knowledge, clarity and wit to transform the lead of periodic tables and molecular structures into a golden tale of chemistryâs centrality in modern science."
Lucy Horwitz, Boston Book Reviewt
"This book offers an exhilarating, insightful tour of the vast wonderlands of modern molecular science. Philip Ball is a lively and lucid guide."
Dudley Herschbach, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry