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The elements bible : the definitive guide to 350 years of scientific discovery

Author: Rebecca Mileham
Publisher: Buffalo, New York ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book unlocks the fascinating workings behind the building blocks of life, from the discovery of the very first elements to the formal naming in 2016 of the recently discovered elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 on the seventh row of the periodic table. They are now known as nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og), respectively...The Elements Bible introduces a complex subject and also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Mileham
ISBN: 0228101131 9780228101130
OCLC Number: 1054855880
Notes: Includes index.
First published by Cassell, a division of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd in London.
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 17 cm
Contents: Developing the periodic table --
Hydrogen --
Alkali metals --
Alkaline earth metals --
Transition metals --
Lanthanides and actinides --
The boron group --
The carbon group --
The nitrogen group --
The oxygen group --
The halogens --
The noble gases.
Other Titles: Definitive guide to 350 years of scientific discovery
Responsibility: Rebecca Mileham.

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"This book unlocks the fascinating workings behind the building blocks of life, from the discovery of the very first elements to the formal naming in 2016 of the recently discovered elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 on the seventh row of the periodic table. They are now known as nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og), respectively...The Elements Bible introduces a complex subject and also provides insight into the extraordinary underlying stories and facts that you don't normally hear about. Fully illustrated and packed with quirky illustrations, helpful diagrams and historical anecdotes, it is sure to satisfy those seeking to understand the most fundamental ingredients of the universe."--

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