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Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements By John Emsley (Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge)

Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements
by John Emsley (Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge)

This reference on each one of the 100-odd chemical elements, arranged alphabetically from actinium to zirconium, comprises an explanation of where the element's name comes from, its Body element (the role it plays in living things), Economic element (what it is used for), Element of surprise (an amazing, little-known fact about it) and much more.

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Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements Summary


A readable, informative, fascinating entry on each one of the 100-odd chemical elements, arranged alphabetically from actinium to zirconium. Each entry comprises an explanation of where the element's name comes from, followed by Body element (the role it plays in living things), Element of history (how and when it was discovered), Economic element (what it is used for), Environmental element (where it occurs, how much), Chemical element (facts, figures and narrative), and Element of surprise (an amazing, little-known fact about it). A wonderful 'dipping into' source for the family reference shelf and for students.

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GOR001625167
Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements
John Emsley (Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-07-24
552
0198503407
9780198503408
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