Richard Beatty
Chemical sciences
Richard Beatty - writer and editor

Chemistry is a fascinating and important subject, but it's probably not the most glamorous branch of science in the eyes of the general reader. This makes it all the more important that educators communicate chemistry in as engaging a way as possible.

Over the last several years I've been a major contributor to Marshall Cavendish's innovative children's series on the chemical elements.

I've written six titles in the series: Copper, Sulfur, Phosphorus, Manganese, Boron, and The Lanthanides, published between 2001 and 2007. All the books cover basic chemistry, geochemistry, chemical technology, and biomedicine, as well as discussing environmental concerns.

Clearly written but not oversimplified, these books have proved popular with US school libraries.

In addition to the elements series, I also contributed chemistry articles to Dorling Kindersley’s Encyclopedia of Science CD-Rom, and have written several articles on applied chemistry.