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    DescriptionIn The Periodic Kingdom, Peter Atkins outlines the general features of the chemical elements in the world, their history, and the characteristics and distinctive personalities of these elements, which are the substances from which everything tangible and material is made. It will introduce the listener (who needs no prior knowledge of chemistry) to the general features of the table, the history of the elements, and the arrangement which underlines the table in terms of the structure and properties of atoms. Peter Atkins takes us on a journey of the imagination: the periodic table is a country, a periodic kingdom, and each element corresponds to a chemical element. He also talks about the elements as finely balanced personalities, with quirks of character and distinct, but not always obvious, dispositions. As a result, the periodic table becomes a kingdom and a land of intellectual satisfaction and infinite delight.


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    Title
    The Periodic Kingdom
    Subtitle
    Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter W. Atkins, Read by Peter W. Atkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio cassette
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 140 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 129 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752839776
    ISBN 10: 0752839772
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    DC21: 540
    BIC subject category V2: PNR
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    Orion Categories: A|01
    Thema V1.0: PNR, PDZ
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Illustrations note
    Pack
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    29 June 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Description for reader
    Read by the author
    Author Information
    Peter Atkins gained his PhD at Leicester University and his MA at Oxford, where he is Lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Fellow of Lincoln College. Visiting professorships have taken him all over the world - to Israel, Japan, China, France and New Zealand. His research interests include quantum theory, particularly the theory of molecular properties. Peter Atkins gained his PhD at Leicester University and his MA at Oxford, where he is Lecturer in Physical Chemistry and Fellow of Lincoln College. Visiting professorships have taken him all over the world - to Israel, Japan, China, France and New Zealand. His research interests include quantum theory, particularly the theory of molecular properties.