Guide to the Elements Second Edition

Guide to the Elements Second Edition

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Newly updated with the stunning discovery of two new elements, A Guide to the Elements, 2nd Edition is still the easy-to-read, easy-to-understand resource to the periodic table that students and teachers of the physical sciences expect. A Guide to the Elements, Second Edition begins with an introductory section that explains some of the basic concepts of chemistry and traces the history and development of the periodic table of the elements. In clear, nontechnical language, Albert Stwertka takes complex ideas and terms easily understandable. Complemented with historical anecdotes and everyday examples, each fascinating article examines one element and is accompanied by photographs many in full color of practical applications. Middle school and high school students will find this a welcome reference, as will adults with no background in chemistry. This new edition includes: * A comprehensive list of informative websites * An epilogue on recent near-discoveries of new elements * An extensively updated further-reading listAn excellent "look up" resource as well as a superb introduction to chemistry, A Guide to the Elements, Second Edition is a good beginning step on the road to chemical literacy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 17.78mm | 725.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0195150279
  • 9780195150278
  • 1,085,218

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Acclaim for the first edition: "An indispensable resource for middle and high school students and teachers....With its up-to-date entries and easy-to-read style, [Elements] belongs in every science classroom, chemistry lab, and school and public library."--Science Books & Films"An excellent introductory resource."--School Library Journal"A succinct introduction to the chemical elements....This one-volume reference is a handy compendium that will complement the science collection of any school or public library."--Library Journalshow more

About Stwertka

Albert Stwerkta is Professor Emeritus at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and previously served as the head of the mathematics and science department there. Dr. Stwertka conducted research in the field of atomic physics, and was instrumental in establishing training programs for the N.S. Savannah nuclear ship during the Atoms for Peace program. He is the author of numerous books on science and math, including The World of Atoms and Quarks, Recent Revolutions in Physics, Recent Revolutions in Mathematics, and Physics: From Newton to the Big Bang.show more

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