I was in Barnes and Noble and few weeks ago searching through the science section, and I found a small book by Linus Pauling called General Chemistry. Alhtough it does not look like a normal textbook, it is supposed to contain all of the information that an undergrad needs to understand chemistry. I would like to purchase this to understand more about chemical processes, but I am concerned about the date that this was published. Do any of you own the book, and if you do, is it up to date? Thanks.