The Elements: A Very Short Introduction


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This Very Short Introduction is an exciting and non-traditional approach to understanding the terminology, properties, and classification of chemical elements. It traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. The book includes chapters on particular elements such as gold, iron, and oxygen, showing how they shaped culture and technology. Looking beyond the Periodic Table, the author examines our relationship with matter, ...

The Elements: A Very Short Introduction 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192840998

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