The Disappearing Spoon: Author Guy Raz provides a history of the great scientists and their discoveries in the context of war, literature and society (click here for an author interview & news coverage)
Insect Hydrocarbons: Authors Gary J. Blomquist & Anne-Geneviève Bagnères review the biology, biochemistry and chemical ecology of insect cuticular hydrocarbons (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Chemical Synthesis of Hormones, Pheromones and Other Bioregulators, by Kenji Mori (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). See JACS for more information.
Molecules of Murder: Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases, by John Emsley (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2008)
Insect biotechnology: Edited by Andreas Vilcinskas (Springer, 2011)
Chasing Molecules: Poisonous Products, Human Health, and the Promise of Green Chemistry, by Elizabeth Grossman (Shearwater Books, 2009)
Tom Lehrer's humorous song "The Elements," recorded in 1959, and modelled on the Major-General's song from Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Pirates of Penzance.'