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

Author: John Emsley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Emsley
ISBN: 0198503415 9780198503415 9780198503408 0198503407 0192862154 9780192862150
OCLC Number: 46984609
Description: viii, 538 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The elements (A-Z) --
The periodic table --
Appendix. The discovery of the elements in chronological order --
Bibliography --
List of elements and numbers --
The periodic table.
Responsibility: John Emsley.
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A readable and informative entry on each one of the chemical elements, arranged alphabetically from actinium to zirconium. Each entry comprises an explanation of where the element's name comes from.  Read more...

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