Publications by Philip Ball - Other
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Nineteenth Century Colour: Chemistry and the New Rainbow
"Nineteenth Century Colour: Chemistry and the New Rainbow", in Colour in the Making. Black Dog, 2013.
Entries in 30-Second Quantum Theory
Entries in 30-Second Quantum Theory (ed. B. Clegg). Ivy Press, New York, 2014.
From Symbol to Substance: The Technologies of Light
"From Symbol to Substance: The Technologies of Light", in Light Show (exhibition catalogue). Hayward Publishing, London, 2013.
Entries in 30-Second Elements
Entries in 30-Second Elements (ed. E. Scerri). Metro Books, New York, 2013.
Making Stuff: From Bacon to Bakelite
"Making Stuff: From Bacon to Bakelite", chapter in Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society, ed. Bill Bryson (HarperPress, 2010). Amazon Bestseller (Sales Rank 56 - at time of writing)
Water in Science and Scientific Discovery
"Water in Science and Scientific Discovery", chapter in A History of Water, Series II, Vol. 1: Ideas of Water from Antiquity to Modern Times, eds Terje Tvedt & Terje Oestigaard. I.B. Tauris, London, 2010.
Synthetic Biology (2005)
I was an author and editor of the European Commission Expert Group report on Synthetic Biology (2005), available from the EC at Office SDME 01/37, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium.
My article on "Climate change" from the February 2000 issue of Prospect is reprinted in the 2005 compilation Thinking Allowed: The Best of Prospect 1995-2005 (Atlantic, 2005).
"Molecular Biomimetics", chapter in Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (Marcel Dekker, 2004).
Entries in Within The Stone
Entries in Within The Stone, a selection of essays and texts to accompany images of minerals by photographer Bill Atkinson (BrownTrout, 2004).
"Life's matrix", chapter in Water (a compilation) (Hoffmann & Campe, 2003).
Materials of the Future
"Materials of the Future", in The Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (UNESCO, 2002). www.eolss.com
Contributions in The Science Book
Contributions in The Science Book (ed. P. Tallack) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001).
"Supramolecular chemistry" (with Jean-Marie Lehn), in The New Chemistry (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
Entries in The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought
Entries in The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought (2nd Edn) (Fontana, 1999).