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The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science
By: Philip Ball
186 pages, Illus
The Elements: A Very Short Introduction
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  • The Elements: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 9780192840998 Paperback Apr 2004 Usually dispatched within 1 week
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About this book

Chronology of the elements, from the Greek philosophers who thought the world was made only from earth, air, fire, and water, to the work of twentieth-century radiochemistry in extending the Periodic Table. Includes chapters on particular elements (gold, iron, oxygen, etc), showing how they shaped culture and technology.


1. Aristotle's Quartet: The elements in antiquity; 2. Revolution: How oxygen changed the world; 3. Gold: The most desirable element; 4. The Eightfold Path: Organizing the elements; 5. The Atom Factories: Making new elements; 6. The Chemical Brothers: Why isotopes are useful; 7. For All Practical Purposes: Technologies of the elements; End notes; Futher reading

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Popular Science
By: Philip Ball
186 pages, Illus
Media reviews

A delight of a book.... Elegantly written...far-reaching, entertaining and salted with anecdote.... It could become a classic.--New Scientist
"Ball brings the periodic table to life."--Discover
"Philip Ball's book is an excellent introduction."--Chemistry and Industry
"The book contains some delightful anecdotes."--Times Higher Educational Supplement (London)

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