Nature s Building Blocks

Nature s Building Blocks
Author: John Emsley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780198503408
ISBN 13: 0198503407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Building Blocks Book Review:

Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.

The Periodic Table Nature s Building Blocks

The Periodic Table  Nature s Building Blocks
Author: J. Theo Kloprogge,Concepcion P. Ponce,Tom Loomis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2020-11-18
ISBN 10: 0128215380
ISBN 13: 9780128215388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Periodic Table Nature s Building Blocks Book Review:

The Periodic Table: Nature’s Building Blocks: An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses addresses how minerals and their elements are used, where the elements come from in nature, and their applications in modern society. The book is structured in a logical way using the periodic table as its outline. It begins with an introduction of the history of the periodic table and a short introduction to mineralogy. Element sections contain their history, how they were discovered, and a description of the minerals that contain the element. Sections conclude with our current use of each element. Abundant color photos of some of the most characteristic minerals containing the element accompany the discussion. Ideal for students and researchers working in inorganic chemistry, minerology and geology, this book provides the foundational knowledge needed for successful study and work in this exciting area. Describes the link between geology, minerals and chemistry to show how chemistry relies on elements from nature Emphasizes the connection between geology, mineralogy and daily life, showing how minerals contribute to the things we use and in our modern economy Contains abundant color photos of each mineral that bring the periodic table to life

A Guide to the Elements

A Guide to the Elements
Author: Albert Stwertka
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2002-05-02
ISBN 10: 0195150260
ISBN 13: 9780195150261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to the Elements Book Review:

Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe.

Molecules at an Exhibition

Molecules at an Exhibition
Author: John Emsley
Publsiher: Oxford Paperbacks
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1999-10-07
ISBN 10: 9780192862068
ISBN 13: 0192862065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecules at an Exhibition Book Review:

Discusses interesting chemicals, such as the smelliest, most lethal, and most versatile, in a non-technical style that covers each chemical's importance without using formulas, equations, or diagrams

World of the Elements

World of the Elements
Author: Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2008-01-08
ISBN 10: 3527611584
ISBN 13: 9783527611584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of the Elements Book Review:

You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know that your cell phone contains arsenic, your spectacles contain rhodium and that the tin pest is not a disease? And can you name just three researchers whom we have to thank for all these results? Here, Professor Quadbeck-Seeger, a long-serving member of the board at BASF, goes in search of these and other questions. Based on the periodic table, the key reference source for any natural scientist, he explains the criteria that define an element's position in the table and are responsible for its particular characteristics. In a clear and concise manner, he describes for each element the story behind its discovery, its physical and chemical properties as well as its role in our everyday lives. Enriched by a wealth of interesting details, this beautifully designed book in full color represents not only varied reading, but also a treasure trove of surprising facts. Ideally combined with the "Historical Periodic Table" poster, this book is aimed at younger audiences and is thus particularly suitable for schools, lectures and other courses.

The Lost Elements

The Lost Elements
Author: Marco Fontani,Mariagrazia Costa,Mary Virginia Orna
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 531
Release: 2014-10-13
ISBN 10: 0199383340
ISBN 13: 9780199383344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Elements Book Review:

In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists came to the conclusion that elements should be organized by their atomic weights. However, the atomic weights of various elements were calculated erroneously, and chemists also observed some anomalies in the properties of other elements. Over time, it became clear that the periodic table as currently comprised contained gaps, missing elements that had yet to be discovered. A rush to discover these missing pieces followed, and a seemingly endless amount of elemental discoveries were proclaimed and brought into laboratories. It wasn't until the discovery of the atomic number in 1913 that chemists were able to begin making sense of what did and what did not belong on the periodic table, but even then, the discovery of radioactivity convoluted the definition of an element further. Throughout its formation, the periodic table has seen false entries, good-faith errors, retractions, and dead ends; in fact, there have been more elemental discoveries" that have proven false than there are current elements on the table. The Lost Elements: The Shadow Side of Discovery collects the most notable of these instances, stretching from the nineteenth century to the present. The book tells the story of how scientists have come to understand elements, by discussing the failed theories and false discoveries that shaped the path of scientific progress. Chapters range from early chemists' stubborn refusal to disregard alchemy as legitimate practice, to the effects of the atomic number on discovery, to the switch in influence from chemists to physicists, as elements began to be artificially created in the twentieth century. Along the way, Fontani, Costa, and Orna introduce us to the key figures in the development of the periodic table as we know it. And we learn, in the end, that this development was shaped by errors and gaffs as much as by correct assumptions and scientific conclusions."

The elements

The elements
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1110952357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Superheavy

Superheavy
Author: Kit Chapman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-06-13
ISBN 10: 1472953916
ISBN 13: 9781472953919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superheavy Book Review:

Shortlisted for the 2020 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Creating an element is no easy feat. It's the equivalent of firing six trillion bullets a second at a needle in a haystack, hoping the bullet and needle somehow fuse together, then catching it in less than a thousandth of a second – after which it's gone forever. Welcome to the world of the superheavy elements: a realm where scientists use giant machines and spend years trying to make a single atom of mysterious artefacts that have never existed on Earth. From the first elements past uranium and their role in the atomic bomb to the latest discoveries stretching our chemical world, Superheavy will reveal the hidden stories lurking at the edges of the periodic table. Why did the US Air Force fly planes into mushroom clouds? Who won the transfermium wars? How did an earthquake help give Japan its first element? And what happened when Superman almost spilled nuclear secrets? In a globe-trotting adventure that stretches from the United States to Russia, Sweden to Australia, Superheavy is your guide to the amazing science filling in the missing pieces of the periodic table. By the end you'll not only marvel at how nuclear science has changed our lives – you'll wonder where it's going to take us in the future.

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table
Author: Tom Jackson
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1781319308
ISBN 13: 9781781319307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Periodic Table Book Review:

Which is the densest element? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some elements radioactive? From the little-known uses of gold in medicine to the development of the hydrogen bomb, this is a fresh new look at the Periodic Table. Combining cutting edge science with fascinating facts and stunning infographics, this book looks at the extraordinary stories of discovery, amazing properties and surprising uses of each elements, whether solid, liquid or gas - naturally occurring, synthesised or theoretical! From hydrogen to oganesson, this is a fact-filled visual guide to each element,each accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.

Elemental

Elemental
Author: Tim James
Publsiher: Abrams
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 1468317032
ISBN 13: 9781468317039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elemental Book Review:

If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic table holds the answers. When the seventh row of the periodic table of elements was completed in June 2016 with the addition of four final elements—nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson—we at last could identify all the ingredients necessary to construct our world.In Elemental, chemist and science educator Tim James provides an informative, entertaining, and quirkily illustrated guide to the table that shows clearly how this abstract and seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant to our day-to-day lives.James tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, he answers questions such as: What is the chemical symbol for a human? What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together? Which liquid can teleport through walls? Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?Whether you're studying the periodic table for the first time or are simply interested in the fundamental building blocks of the universe—from the core of the sun to the networks in your brain—Elemental is the perfect guide.

The Elements of Murder

The Elements of Murder
Author: John Emsley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2006-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780192806000
ISBN 13: 0192806009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Elements of Murder Book Review:

A fascinating account of the five most toxic elements describes the lethal chemical properties of arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, and thallium, as well as their use in some of the most famous murder cases in history, with profiles of such deadly poisoners as Mary Ann Cotton, Michael Swango, and Saddam Hussein and a look at modern-day environmental catastrophes.

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon
Author: Sam Kean
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-07-12
ISBN 10: 9780316089081
ISBN 13: 0316089087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disappearing Spoon Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

The Atom

The Atom
Author: Jack Challoner
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN 10: 1782405569
ISBN 13: 9781782405566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atom Book Review:

Until now, popular science has relegated the atom to a supporting role in defining the different chemical elements of the periodic table. This bold new title places its subject center stage, shining the spotlight directly onto the structure and properties of this tiniest amount of anything it is possible to identify. The book covers a huge range of topics, including the development of scientific thinking about the atom, the basic structure of the atom, how the interactions between atoms account for the familiar properties of everyday materials; the power and mystery of the atomic nucleus, and what the mysterious quantum realm of subatomic particles and their interactions can tell us about the very nature of reality. Sparkling text banishes an outdated world of dull chemistry, as it brightly introduces the reader to what everything is made of and how it all works, on the most fundamental level.

Mendeleev on the Periodic Law

Mendeleev on the Periodic Law
Author: Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-25
ISBN 10: 0486150429
ISBN 13: 9780486150420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mendeleev on the Periodic Law Book Review:

This is the first English-language collection of Mendeleev's most important writings on the subject, consisting of 13 essays and offering a history of the law's development by its own founder.

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table
Author: Eric R. Scerri
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 019091436X
ISBN 13: 9780190914363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Periodic Table Book Review:

The periodic table of elements is among the most recognizable image in science. It lies at the core of chemistry and embodies the most fundamental principles of science. In this new edition, Eric Scerri offers readers a complete and updated history and philosophy of the periodic table. Written in a lively style to appeal to experts and interested lay-persons alike, The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance begins with an overview of the importance of the periodic table and the manner in which the term "element" has been interpreted by chemists and philosophers across time. The book traces the evolution and development of the periodic table from its early beginnings with the work of the precursors like De Chancourtois, Newlands and Meyer to Mendeleev's 1869 first published table and beyond. Several chapters are devoted to developments in 20th century physics, especially quantum mechanics and and the extent to which they explain the periodic table in a more fundamental way. Other chapters examine the formation of the elements, nuclear structure, the discovery of the last seven infra-uranium elements, and the synthesis of trans-uranium elements. Finally, the book considers the many different ways of representing the periodic system and the quest for an optimal arrangement.

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table
Author: Paul Parsons
Publsiher: Quercus
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN 10: 1623651115
ISBN 13: 9781623651114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Periodic Table Book Review:

As one of the most recognizable images in science, the periodic table is ingrained in our culture. First drawn up in 1869 by Dmitri Mendeleev, its 118 elements make up not only everything on our planet but also everything in the entire universe. The Periodic Table looks at the fascinating story and surprising uses of each of those elements, whether solid, liquid or gas. From the little-known uses of gold in medicine to the development of the hydrogen bomb, each entry is accompanied by technical data (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) presented in easy-to-read headers, and a colour coding system that helps the reader to navigate through the different groups of elements. A remarkable display of thought-provoking science and beautiful photography, this guide will allow the reader to discover the world afresh.

Basher Science Biology

Basher Science  Biology
Author: Dan Green,Simon Basher
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN 10: 0753466228
ISBN 13: 9780753466223
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basher Science Biology Book Review:

Uses cartoon-style characters and everyday situations to explain the basic elements of biology.

Lithium

Lithium
Author: Paula Johanson
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2007-01-15
ISBN 10: 9781404209404
ISBN 13: 1404209409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lithium Book Review:

Book discusses lithium and lithium compounds, and offers two experiments that demonstrate the element's properties.

Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology
Author: Samantha Fowler,Rebecca Roush,James Wise
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 618
Release: 2018-01-07
ISBN 10: 9789888407453
ISBN 13: 9888407457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concepts of Biology Book Review:

Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand.We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today's instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. A strength of Concepts of Biology is that instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand--and apply--key concepts.

Helium

Helium
Author: Heather Hasan
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2006-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781404207035
ISBN 13: 1404207031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helium Book Review:

Describes the physical characteristics and properties of the element Helium.