The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

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Title:The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN:9780192840998

Author:Philip Ball

Publisher:Oxford University Press

Publish Year:2004

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Paper Back

Subject:Science | Non Fiction | Astrology | Bibliography/Reference

Language:English

Remarks:B&W photos, index, notes

Pages:179

Size:112 x 174 mm

Weight(gms):200

Price:USD 4.82

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  • This Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. Looking beyond the Periodic Table, the author examines our relationship with matter, from the uncomplicated vision of the Greek philosophers, who believed there were four elements - earth, air, fire, and water - to the work of modern-day scientists in creating elements such as hassium and meitnerium. Packed with anecdotes, The Elements is a highly engaging and entertaining exploration of the fundamental question: what is the world made from? 

     

    Philip Ball

    Philip Ball is a science writer and a consultant editor for Nature and the author of Designing the Molecular World, The Self-Made Tapestry, H20: A Biography of Water, and Stories of the Invisible: A Guided Tour of Molecules.
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