Original ed. published as: Green chemistry : fundamentals of sustainable chemical science and technology. 2004. Incluye referencias bibliográficas e índice. CONTENIDO: Sustainability and the environment -- The key role of chemistry and making chemistry green -- The elements: Basic building blocks of green chemistry -- Compounds: Safer materials for a safer world -- Chemical reactions: Making materials safely and sustainably -- The wonderful world of carbon: Organic chamistry and biochemicals -- Chemistry of life and green chemistry -- The five environmental spheres and biogeochemical cycles -- Water, the ultimate green substance -- Blue skies for a green environment -- The geosphere and a green earth -- The biosphere and the role of green chemistry in feeding a hungry -- The anthrosphere, industrial ecology, and green chemistry -- Feeding the anthrosphere: Utilizing renewable and biological materials -- Sustainable energy: The essential basis of green systems -- Terrorism, toxicity, and vulnerability: Green chemistry and technology in defense of human welfare -- The ten commandments of sustainability and sensible measures.