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Author: Adrian Dingle
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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The elements in the periodic table are the ingredients that make up our world. Explore elements such as carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are busy figuring out how to use. Learn about scores of other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Dingle
ISBN: 9781465474049 1465474048 9780857625052 0857625055 9781465474056 1465474056
OCLC Number: 1030261212
Notes: Includes glossary.
Includes index.
Description: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: What is an element? --
Inside an atom --
The periodic table --
Elemental groups and sets --
Hydrogen --
Alkali metals --
Alkaline earth metals --
Transition metals --
Lanthanides --
Actinides --
The boron group --
The carbon group --
The nitrogen group --
The oxygen group --
Halogens --
Noble gases.
Series Title: DK eyewitness books.
Other Titles: Eyewitness elements
Responsibility: written by Adrian Dingle.

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The elements in the periodic table are the ingredients that make up our world. Explore elements such as carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are busy figuring out how to use. Learn about scores of other elements, including silver, the alkaline earth metals, the nitrogen elements, and the noble gases, such as helium and krypton.

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