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    DescriptionLike the alphabet, the calendar, or the zodiac, the periodic table of the chemical elements has a permanent place in our imagination. But aside from the handful of common ones (iron, carbon, copper, gold), the elements themselves remain wrapped in mystery. We do not know what most of them look like, how they exist in nature, how they got their names, or of what use they are to us. Unlocking their astonishing secrets and colorful pasts, Periodic Tales is a passionate journey through mines and artists' studios, to factories and cathedrals, into the woods and to the sea to discover the true stories of these fascinating but mysterious building blocks of the universe.

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    Periodic Tales
    A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Aldersey-Williams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 428
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 327 g
    ISBN 13: 9780061824739
    ISBN 10: 0061824739

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, PDX
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: 546
    BIC subject category V2: PN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    DC21: 546
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.5
    B&T Approval Code: A54010000
    LC classification: QD
    Abridged Dewey: 540
    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI013000
    Edition statement
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    28 February 2012
    Review quote
    "[A] virtuoso tour of the periodic table."--Publishers Weekly