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Nature's building blocks : everything you need to know about the elements

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edition, [completely revised and updated]View all editions and formats
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"This book is an accessible and entertaining A-Z guide to the building blocks of ourselves, the earth, and the Universe. It is fully revised and updated to include three new named and validated elements (darmstadtium, roetgenium, and copernicium) and a section on the elements cited regularly in the news, whether in the context of the environment, our diet, or the world around us. There are updates to economic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Emsley
ISBN: 9780199605637 0199605637
OCLC Number: 761407043
Description: vii, 699 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The elements (A-Z) --
The Periodic Table --
Appendix : the discovery of the elements in chronological order --
Lists of elements and atomic numbers.
Other Titles: Nature's building blocks :
Responsibility: John Emsley.

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Since publication of John Emsley's Nature's Building Blocks in 2003 there have been a number of new developments. Fully updated for 2010, this fascinating A-Z guide includes three new named and  Read more...

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