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Nature's building blocks : an A-Z guide to the elements

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This reference on each one of the 100-odd chemical elements, arranged alphabetically from actinium to zirconium, comprises an explanation of where the element's name comes from, its Body element (the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Emsley
ISBN: 0198503407 9780198503408
OCLC Number: 472962277
Notes: Originally published: 2001
Description: 538 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm ( pbk)
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; THE ELEMENTS (A-Z); The periodic table; Appendix: the discovery of the elements in chronological order; Bibliography; Lists of elements and atomic numbers
Responsibility: John Emsley

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