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Adrian Dingle

Adrian Dingle is the author of some of the best-known and the largest-selling children's books about chemistry ever written. His titles include The Periodic Table: Elements With Style!, How To Make A Universe With 92 Ingredients, and REA’s AP Chemistry and SAT Chemistry Crash Course books. He wrote DK's Eyewtiness Periodic Table book, and also adapted Sam Kean's New York Times best-seller, The Disappearing Spoon, for young readers. He regularly writes for online publications such as Science News for Students and The Curriculum Press.


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Adrian Dingle is a chemistry educator and author with more than 30 years of experience of teaching and writing in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the creator of the award-winning chemistry website Adrian Dingle’s Chemistry Pages at www.adriandingleschemistrypages.com and the author of many children's chemistry books.

His best selling titles include The Periodic Table: Elements With Style, How To Make A Universe With 92 Ingredients, and REA’s AP Chemistry and SAT Chemistry Crash Course books. He wrote DK's Eyewtiness Periodic Table book, and adapted Sam Kean's NYT best-seller The Disappearing Spoon for young readers. He regularly writes for online publications such as Science News for Students.

He was the 2011 winner of the School Library Association of the UK’s Information Book Award, and in 2012 was honored with the prestigious literary prize Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahre, sponsored by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. In 2015 he was elected as the inaugural High School Ambassador on the Governing Board of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers.

Adrian holds a BSc. (Hons.) Chemistry, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Chemistry), both from the University of Exeter in England. An Englishman who follows his beloved Leeds United from afar, he lives in Indiana, where he currently teaches at The Culver Academies. Previously he taught in Atlanta at The Westminster Schools.

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