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Elementary: The Periodic Table Explained

Elementary: The Periodic Table Explained

Authoritative science to engage even the most unscientific! Chemistry's most significant chart, the Periodic Table, and its 118 elements, is laid bare in this lively accessible and compelling expose.

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ISBN 9781789291025
Barcode 9781789291025
Published 13 June 2019 by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Russell, James M.
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ISBN-13 9781789291025
ISBN-10 178929102X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Imprint Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Russell, James M.
Category Popular Science
Inorganic Chemistry
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Periodic table of the elements - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 546.8
Catalogue Code 986635

Description of this Book

The periodic table, created in the early 1860s by Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, is one of the most extraordinary advances in modern chemistry. This basic visual aid helped scientists to gain a deeper understanding of what chemical elements really were: and, astonishingly, it also correctly predicted the properties of elements that hadn't been discovered at the time. Here, in the authoritative Elementary, James Russell uses his lively, accessible and engaging narrative to tell the story behind all the elements we now know about. From learning about the creation of the first three elements, hydrogen, lithium and helium, in the big bang, through to oxygen and carbon, which sustain life on earth - along with the many weird and wonderful uses of elements as varied as fluorine, arsenic, krypton and einsteinium - even the most unscientifically-minded will be enthralled by this fascinating subject. With the help of illustrations and photographs throughout, Russell compellingly details these most basic building blocks of the universe, and the people who identified, isolated and even created them.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

James M. Russell has a philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, a postgraduate qualification in critical theory and has taught at the Open University in the UK. He is the author of A Traveller's Guide to Infinity and co-creator and editor of `The Traveller's Guide to the Cosmos' series, which includes The Traveller's Guide to Mars and The Traveller's Guide to the Big Bang. He is also consultant editor on Million Dollar Maths (Atlantic Books, 2018) and has edited a wide range of popular science books. He lives in north London with his wife, daughter and two cats.

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