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Published: 07 October 2004

186 Pages | 6 halftones, 9 line illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192840998

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The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Philip Ball

Very Short Introductions

  • An engaging chronology of the elements, from the Greek philosophers who thought the world was made only from earth, air, fire, and water, to the work of twentieth-century radiochemistry in extending the Periodic Table.
  • An exciting and non-traditional, readable approach to understanding the terminology, properties, and classification of chemical elements.
  • Includes chapters on particular elements (gold, iron, oxygen, etc), showing how they shaped culture and technology.