Periodic Tales

Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colorful pasts, Periodic Tales is a passionate journey through mines and artists' studios, to factories and cathedrals, into the woods and to the sea to discover the true stories of these fascinating ...

Periodic Tales

Periodic Tales

In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language. It will delight readers of Genome, Einstein’s Dreams, Longitude, and The Age of Wonder.

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Periodic Tales
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-29 - Publisher: Harper Collins

In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and
Periodic Tales
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-03 - Publisher: Penguin UK

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'If only chemistry had been like this at school' Matt Ridley, Prospect ________________ Elements. Everything in the universe is made of them, including you. And like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, talents, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that rains from the
The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Eric R. Scerri
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-27 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Here, Eric Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table, and how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics, so that, as Scerri puts it, one science, physics, arguably
A Brief History of the Periodic Table
Language: en
Pages: 164
Authors: Harish Chandra Rai
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-11 - Publisher: Prowess Publishing

The story of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev and his brain child “Periodic Table of Chemical Elements”, with all its impact and influences, would fit better within the walls of a library than between the covers of a single book of nearly 100 pages. The present book “A Brief History of the
The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Table
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Sam Kean
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-14 - Publisher: Random House

Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is one

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