The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Periodic Kingdom The periodic kingdom is a systematic place and by detailing the geography, history and governing institutions of this imaginary landscape, the author demonstrates how physical similarities can point to deeper affinities, and how the location of an element can be used to predict its properties.
- Published: 02 May 1997
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465072668 ISBN 10: 0465072666
- Sales rank: 161,164
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Come on a journey into the heart of matterand enjoy the process!as a brilliant scientist and entertaining tour guide takes you on a fascinating voyage through the Periodic Kingdom, the world of the elements. The periodic table, your map for this trip, is the most important concept in chemistry. It hangs in classrooms and labs throughout the world, providing support for students, suggesting new avenues of research for professionals, succinctly organizing the whole of chemistry. The one hundred or so elements listed in the table make up everything in the universe, from microscopic organisms to distant planets. Just how does the periodic table help us make sense of the world around us? Using vivid imagery, ingenious analogies, and liberal doses of humor P. W. Atkins answers this question. He shows us that the Periodic Kingdom is a systematic place. Detailing the geography, history and governing institutions of this imaginary landscape, he demonstrates how physical similarities can point to deeper affinities, and how the location of an element can be used to predict its properties. Heres an opportunity to discover a rich kingdom of the imagination kingdom of which our own world is a manifestation.