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Nature's Building Blocks An A-Z Guide to the Elements

Popular Science
By: John Emsley
699 pages, tables
Nature's Building Blocks
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  • Nature's Building Blocks ISBN: 9780199605637 Edition: 2 Paperback Aug 2011 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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In this readable, informative, and fascinating guide to the elements are entries on each of the 100-odd chemical elements, arranged alphabetically from actinium to zirconium. Each entry comprises an explanation of where the element's name comes from, followed by the role it plays in living things, how and when it was discovered, what it is used for, where it occurs and other facts and figures of interest.

Since publication of the first edition there have been a number of developments. Three new chemical elements have been named and validated: darmstadtium, roetgenium, and copernicium. Economic uses of elements have grown, and some quite rare elements such as Scandium are now economically important. A comprehensive new index has been included.


The elements (A-Z)
The periodic table
Appendix: the discovery of the elements in chronological order
Lists of elements and atomic numbers

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Popular Science
By: John Emsley
699 pages, tables
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