Elements : a very short introduction (Book, 2004) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Elements : a very short introduction

Elements : a very short introduction

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2004.
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Traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. Looking beyond the Periodic Table, the author  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ball
ISBN: 0192840991 9780192840998
OCLC Number: 963366578
Description: 179 p. ; 18 cm
Contents: 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
Responsibility: Philip Ball.
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Ball is one of the most prolific and imaginative of contemporary science writers. He has plenty of attitude, boasts a fine knowledge of visual art and a literary sensibility, and his science is Read more...

 
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CITATION: Ball, P. (2004). The elements: A very short introduction. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

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