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The mystery of the periodic table

Author: Benjamin Wiker; Jeanne Bendick; Ted Schluenderfritz
Publisher: Bathgate, N.D. : Bethlehem Books ; San Francisco : Ignatius Press, ©2003.
Series: Living history library (Warsaw, N.D.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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By putting over 3,000 years of faces on the search for the elemental principles -- from the Greek philosopher Anaximander, who held that all the material world was made of four "elements", Earth, Air, Fire, and Water; to teams of modern scientists who race to create new elements -- Benjamin Wiker has moved chemistry off the shelf of dry-and-dusty arcania and given the reader a gum-shoe tale filled with odd and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Tables
Nonfiction
Tables Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Wiker; Jeanne Bendick; Ted Schluenderfritz
ISBN: 188393771X 9781883937713
OCLC Number: 53012440
Description: 166 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The puzzle --
The first chemists? --
Earth, air, fire, water --
The alchemists --
"This spirit, hitherto unknown" --
The atomists return --
The strange tale of Phlogiston, the element that wasn't --
Mr. Priestly clears things up --
Mr. Cavendish and inflammable air --
Chemistry's French revolution --
A revolution in names --
"Nature never creates other than balance in hand" --
Mr. Dalton and his atoms --
The shocking Mr. Davy --
Guy-Lussac and Avogadro to the rescue --
Things fall into place --
triads and octaves --
The mystery solved --
The mystery continues.
Series Title: Living history library (Warsaw, N.D.)
Responsibility: Benjamin D. Wiker ; chapter heading illustrations by Jeanne Bendick ; technical drawings by Theodore Schluenderfritz.

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By putting over 3,000 years of faces on the search for the elemental principles -- from the Greek philosopher Anaximander, who held that all the material world was made of four "elements", Earth, Air, Fire, and Water; to teams of modern scientists who race to create new elements -- Benjamin Wiker has moved chemistry off the shelf of dry-and-dusty arcania and given the reader a gum-shoe tale filled with odd and interesting characters.

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