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CHILDREN SCIENCE BOOKS  co-authored or authored the following
If interested in copies in print go to www.Amazon.com and search Thomas Rybolt

 

Adventures with Atoms and Molecules - Book I Chemistry Experiments for Young People

with Robert Mebane, (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1985)

 

Adventures with Atoms and Molecules: Book II 

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1987)

 

Adventures with Atoms and Molecules: Book III

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1991)

 

Adventures with Atoms and Molecules: Book IV 

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1992)

 

Adventures with Atoms and Molecules: Book V 

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1995)

 

 

Environmental Experiments About Air

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1993)

 

Environmental Experiments About Water

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1993)

 

Environmental Experiments About Land

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1993)

 

Environmental Experiments About Life

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1993)

 

Environmental Experiments About Renewable Energy

with Robert Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 1994)

 

 

Air and Other Gases: Everyday Material Science Experiments 

with Rob Mebane (Twenty First Century Books/Millbrook Press, New York, 1995)

 

Water and Other Liquids: Everyday Material Science Experiments 

with Rob Mebane (Twenty First Century Books/Millbrook Press, New York, 1995)

 

Salts and Solids: Everyday Material Science Experiments 

with Rob Mebane (Twenty First Century Books/Millbrook Press, New York, 1995)

 

Metals: Everyday Material Science Experiments 

with Rob Mebane (Twenty First Century Books/Millbrook Press, New York, 1995)

 

Plastics and Polymers: Everyday Material Science Experiments 

with Rob Mebane (Twenty First Century Books/Millbrook Press, New York, 1995)

 

 

Science Fair Success with Scents, Aromas, and Smells  

Thomas R. Rybolt and Leah Rybolt (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ 2002)

 

Soda Pop Science Projects

Thomas R. Rybolt (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ 2004)

 

 

Environmental Science Fair Projects using Water, Feathers, Sunlight, Balloons, and More    

with Dr. Rob Mebane (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 2005)

 

Ace Your Physical Science Project: Great Science Fair Ideas (Ace Your Physics Science Project)
Robert Gardner, Madeline Goodstein, and Thomas R. Rybolt (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 2009)

 

Ace Your Science Project About the Senses: Great Science Fair Ideas (Ace Your Biology Science Project)
Robert Gardner, Thomas R. Rybolt, Leah M. Rybolt, and Barbara Gardner Conklin (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 2009)

 

Ace Your Food Science Project: Great Science Fair Ideas (Ace Your Science Project)

Robert Gardner, Thomas R. Rybolt, and Salvatore Tocci  (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 2009)

 

Environmental Science Fair Projects, Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method (Earth Science Projects Using the Scientific Method)
Thomas R. Rybolt and Robert C. Mebane  (Enslow Publishers, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 2010)

 

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES SCIENCE MYSTERY BOOK

 

The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

T. Waddell and T. Rybolt  (Division of Chemical Education, American Chemical Society,

Journal of Chemical Education, Madison, WI, 2004) edited by Erica K. Jacobsen

 

L'affaire des cristaux jaunes et autres énigmes, 15 mystères chimiques résolus par Sherlock Holmes

"The business of the yellow crystals and other enigmas, 15 chemical mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes"

(Above book translated by Professor Paul Depovere into French and published in Europe: Dunod Publishers, Paris, France, 2005)

 

 

 

CHAPTERS  on Research Topics

“Henry’s Law Behavior in Gas-Solid Chromatography: A Virial Approach” for Interfacial Phenomena in Chromatography 

pp. 1-40.  T. R. Rybolt and H. E. Thomas  (Marcel Dekker, NY, 1999)

 

“Molecule-Surface Binding Energies from Molecular Mechanics: Nucleobases on Graphene” in Graphene and Graphite Materials

pp. 95-112, T. R. Rybolt and C. E. Wells (Nova Science Publishers, 2009)

 


 

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

Magill's Survey of Science: Physical Science (1992)

"Thermometers"

"The Absolute Zero of Temperature"

 

Physical and Earth Sciences Encyclopedia  Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1998)

“Acids and Bases”

“Melting and Boiling Points”

“Physical Chemistry”

“Salts”

“Solubility”

 

 

 

PATENT

Co-inventor of U.S. Patent 4,321,799  (1982) "Method for Utilizing Gas-Solid Dispersions in Thermodynamic Cycles for Power Generation and Refrigeration," with Dr. Robert A. Pierotti

 

 

NOVEL

Forbidden Light:  A Novel of Discovery        written for fun and a fictional glimpse into a graduate school adventure

Tom Rybolt  (AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2004)  ISBN 141841297X

 

Forbidden Light is an intriguing “econovel” which presents a fictional response to the critical environmental issues of this century—global warming, energy production, and a hydrogen economy.  A science-based novel set in the Atlanta in the near future, Forbidden Light follows the activities of Ben Barnes, a new graduate student who serendipitously discovers the ultimate chemical reaction­—a method to produce hydrogen from sunlight and water.

 

Reviews and Comments:

“Ben Barnes is looking forward to graduate work in chemistry, but the Atlanta Institute of Technology, where he plans to do it, doesn't seem to be an academic haven. On arrival, he is nearly run down by an armored, silver Mercedes. Moreover, he supposedly fails all his graduate placement tests. Meanwhile, the chemistry department's roiling over grants, labs, and graduate assistants has ratcheted up from malicious to threatening. Later on, Ben nearly gets blown up twice. Still, he is hot on the track of a chemical reaction that could ameliorate global energy problems but might cost present energy interests. Say, you don't suppose . . . ?  This kind of old-fashioned scientific romance doesn't grow on bushes these days, and Rybolt, a chemist by trade, does it well enough not to have to worry, one would think, about publishing his next yarn.”

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“With an admixture of science, chemical research, love, evil corporate officials, and unscrupulous academic types, Rybolt has crafted a piping good novel of intrigue.”

         James A. Ward,   Professor of History and author of The Fall of the Packard Motor Car Company

 

“. . . enjoyable reading for scientists and non-scientist alike.”

         Michael A. Duncan, Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry: University of Georgia   Senior Editor Journal of Physical Chemistry

 

“. . . provides a glimpse into the process of scientific discovery.  This rare insight is used as a backdrop for the novel that adds substance to the underlying mystery.”     Christopher M. Waters, Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering: UT Health Science Center

 

“. . . an engaging story of mystery and self-discovery in an unusually realistic scientific setting.”

         David Sherrill, Professor of Chemistry: Georgia Institute of Technology

 

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