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    DescriptionAs one of the most recognizable images in science, the periodic table is ingrained in our culture. First drawn up in 1869 by Dmitri Mendeleev, its 118 elements make up not only everything on our planet but also everything in the entire universe. The Periodic Table looks at the fascinating story and surprising uses of each of those elements, whether solid, liquid or gas. From the little-known uses of gold in medicine to the development of the hydrogen bomb, each entry is accompanied by technical data (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) presented in easy-to-read headers, and a colour-coding system that helps the reader to navigate through the different groups of elements. A remarkable display of thought-provoking science and beautiful photography, this guide will allow the reader to discover the world afresh.


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    Title
    The Periodic Table
    Subtitle
    An Indispensable Pocket-sized Guide to the Elements
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Parsons, By (author) Gail Dixon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 570 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780873275
    ISBN 10: 1780873271
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, PNK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, SCI013030
    DC23: 546.8
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, PNK
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr Paul Parsons is a regular contributor to Nature, New Scientist and the Daily Telegraph. He frequently appears on BBC radio and his television credits include Richard & Judy and BBC Breakfast. He was formerly editor of the BBC's award-winning science and technology magazine Focus. His book The Science of Doctor Who was longlisted for the 2007 Royal Society Prize for Science Books. Gail Dixon is a journalist and editor. She recently co-authored 3-minute Hawking, the most up-to-date book on the greatest living theoretical physicist. She has also worked as a commissioning editor for BBC Focus magazine.
    Table of contents
    The Periodic Table. Introduction. Hydrogen. Helium. Lithium. Beryllium. Boron. Carbon. Nitrogen. Oxygen. Fluorine. Neon. Sodium. Magnesium. Aluminium. Silicon. Phosphorus. Sulphur. Chlorine. Argon. Potassium. Calcium. Scandium. Titanium. Vanadium. Chromium. Manganese. Iron. Cobalt. Nickel. Copper. Zinc. Gallium. Germanium. Arsenic. Selenium. Bromine. Krypton. Rubidium. Strontium. Yttrium. Zirconium. Niobium. Molybdenum. Technetium. Ruthenium. Rhodium. Palladium. Silver. Cadmium. Indium. Tin. Antimony. Tellurium. Iodine. Xenon. Caesium. Barium. Lanthanum. Cerium. Praseodymium. Neodymium. Promethium. Samarium. Europium. Gadolinium. Terbium. Dysprosium. Holmium. Erbium. Thulium. Ytterbium. Lutetium. Hafnium. Tantalum. Tungsten. Rhenium. Osmium. Iridium. Platinum. Gold. Mercury. Thallium. Lead. Bismuth. Polonium. Astatine. Radon. Francium. Radium. Actinium. Thorium. Protactinium. Uranium. Neptunium. Plutonium. Americium. Curium. Berkelium. Californium. Einsteinium. Fermium. The Transfermium Elements. Glossary. Index.