The Elements: An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table (Ponderables)

Author:   Tom Jackson
Publisher:   Shelter Harbor Press
ISBN:  

9780985323035


Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 March 2013
Format:   Hardback
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The Elements: An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table (Ponderables)


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In 1869 Dmitri Mendeleev presented the world with the Periodic Table. It contained 63 elements, many more than the four elements established in the ancient world, but less than half the total in our modern table. Mendeleev believed there were many elements still to come. He was right. This gloriously illustrated essential guide to the Periodic Table tracks the history of a powerful yet elegant tool that lays bare the building blocks of the Universe. The journey begins just as the first cities are forming, and follows the contributions made by philosophers, alchemists, industrialists, and great scientists. From the ancient Greek philosophers to the alchemist who boiled urine until it glowed in the dark, the discovery of the elements is a story with many chapters. The thoughts and deeds of great thinkers always make great stories and here are a hundred of the most significant. Each story relates a confounding puzzle that became a discovery and changed the way we see the world. We call these Ponderables. Includes a removable concertina housed in the back of the book. Providing a 12-page Timeline History of the Periodic Table. On the reverse side is a12-page Chart of Elements in Atomic Order.

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Author:   Tom Jackson
Publisher:   Shelter Harbor Press
Imprint:   Shelter Harbor Press
Dimensions:   Width: 23.60cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 27.70cm
Weight:   1.315kg
ISBN:  

9780985323035


ISBN 10:   0985323035
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 March 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Inquisitive high-schoolers and adults alike will enjoy and learn from what's inside. -- PhysicsToday.org If you have forgotten what an atom is, are unsure why an element is specifically located on the periodic chart, or what in the world is a Buckministerfullerene, here is your chance to learn quickly, to-the-point and educationally. Ideal for those who are studying or fascinated with the world in relationship to elements, this is a wonderful resource that can be examined, researched and enjoyed over and over. -- BookPleasures.com A great learning tool, not only for students, but for anyone who has an interest in science, especially chemistry...An excellent resource. -- Reading Room


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Tom Jackson is a science writer based in the United Kingdom. Tom specializes in recasting science and technology into lively historical narratives. After almost 20 years of writing, Tom has uncovered a wealth of stories that help create new ways to enjoy learning about science. He studied at the University of Bristol and still lives in the city with his wife and three children.

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