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    DescriptionWhen was radium discovered? Who are Dmitri Mendeleev and Glenn T. Seaborg? Who discovered uranium's radioactivity? Which element is useful for dating the age of Earth? And why doesn't gold have a scientific name? 30-Second Elements presents you with the very foundations of chemical knowledge, explaining concisely the 50 most significant chemical elements. This book uses helpful glossaries and tables to fast track your knowledge of the other 68 elements and the relationships between all of them.


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    Title
    30-Second Elements
    Subtitle
    The 50 Most Significant Elements, Each Explained in Half a Minute
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Scerri
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 187 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 237 mm
    Weight: 586 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848315945
    ISBN 10: 1848315945
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PNK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, SCI013030
    DC23: 546
    Illustrations note
    160 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Duxford
    Author Information
    Dr. Eric Scerri is a lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA. Dr. Scerri is a chemist and leading philosopher of science specialising in the history and philosophy of the periodic table.
    Review quote
    'Have it on your bedside table, take an element a day ... captivating insights into the world of chemistry and its applications.' Chemistry World 'An excellent quick read and reference source for anyone interested in science and its history in general, chemistry, and the elements.' Chemistry & Industry