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Published: 28 November 2019

304 Pages | A number of black and white images


ISBN: 9780199652723

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Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter's Wolf

How the elements were named

Peter Wothers

  • Tells the remarkable stories behind the origins of the names of the elements, placing them in their historical context
  • Captures the development of chemistry, how elements were first isolated and identified, and how they were used
  • Draws on original sources to piece together the stories of discovery of the elements
  • Describes the mythological and astronomical associations of the oldest named elements
  • Shows how the names of the elements have influenced the language used throughout the world to this very day

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