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30-Second Elements: The 50 Most Significant Elements, Each Explained in Half a Minute

Popular Science

Series: 30-Second Science

By: Eric Scerri (Editor)

160 pages, colour illustrations

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Hardback | #208441 | ISBN-13: 9781848315945
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When was radium discovered? Who are Dmitri Mendeleev and Glenn T. Seaborg? Who discovered uranium's radioactivity? Which element is useful for dating the age of Earth? And why doesn't gold have a scientific name?

30-Second Elements presents you with the very foundations of chemical knowledge, explaining concisely the 50 most significant chemical elements.

30-Second Elements uses helpful glossaries and tables to fast track your knowledge of the other 68 elements and the relationships between all of them.

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Dr. Eric Scerri is a lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA. Dr. Scerri is a chemist and leading philosopher of science specialising in the history and philosophy of the periodic table.

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