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The Periodic Table: Nature's Building Blocks

The Periodic Table: Nature's Building Blocks
An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses

by J. Theo Kloprogge,Concepcion P. Ponce,Tom Loomis

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2020-11-18
  • Pages : 930
  • ISBN : 0128215380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Periodic Table: Nature’s Building Blocks: An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses addresses how minerals and their elements are used, where the elements come from in nature, and their applications in modern society. The book is structured in a logical way using the periodic table as its outline. It begins with an introduction of the history of the periodic table and a short introduction to mineralogy. Element sections contain their history, how they were discovered, and a description of the minerals that contain the element. Sections conclude with our current use of each element. Abundant color photos of some of the most characteristic minerals containing the element accompany the discussion. Ideal for students and researchers working in inorganic chemistry, minerology and geology, this book provides the foundational knowledge needed for successful study and work in this exciting area. Describes the link between geology, minerals and chemistry to show how chemistry relies on elements from nature Emphasizes the connection between geology, mineralogy and daily life, showing how minerals contribute to the things we use and in our modern economy Contains abundant color photos of each mineral that bring the periodic table to life

Nature's Building Blocks

Nature's Building Blocks
An A-Z Guide to the Elements

by John Emsley

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-08-25
  • Pages : 699
  • ISBN : 0199605637
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Emsley's Nature's Building Blocks was published in paperback in 2003. In this readable, informative, and fascinating guide to the elements are entries on each of the 100-odd chemical elements, arranged alphabetically from actinium to zirconium. Each entry comprises an explanation of where the element's name comes from, followed by Body element (the role it plays in living things), Element of history (how and when it was discovered), Economic element (what it is used for), Environmental element (where it occurs, how much), Chemical element (facts, figures, and narrative), and Element of surprise (an amazing, little-known fact). Since publication of the first edition there have been a number of developments. Three new chemical elements have been named and validated: darmstadtium, roetgenium, and copernicium and the section on 'transfermium elements' has now been incorporated into the main part of the book. Economic uses of elements have grown, and some quite rare elements such as Scandium are now economically important, along with updates to elements such as gold due to new roles in industry. Fully revised and updated for 2010, this browsable compendium holds a wealth of useful information.

Nature's Building Blocks

Nature's Building Blocks
An A-Z Guide to the Elements

by John Emsley,Science Writer in Residence in the Chemistry Department John Emsley

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 0198503415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.

Nature's Building Blocks

Nature's Building Blocks
An A-Z Guide to the Elements

by John Emsley

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 538
  • ISBN : 9780198503408
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.

Biology

Biology
Life as We Know It!

by Dan Green

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781417829361
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nature's building blocks have never been more sociable than in this newest offering from the creators of The Periodic Table and Physics. From cells to DNA, from viruses to mammals, from chlorophyll to flowers and fruit, and including the human body's parts and systems, Biology is a single volume BIO101 course. Distinctive characters, a creative pallette, and straight- forward text make it all clear--and fun!

The Atom, Grades 6 - 12

The Atom, Grades 6 - 12
Building Block of Nature

by Pat Ward,Barbara Ward

  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 1483822761
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this captivating classroom supplement, students examine atoms, the building blocks of nature! Topics covered include matter, atomic structure, electrons, Mendeleyev, the periodic table, elements, compounds, solutions, mixtures, and more! Information is presented in fascinating passages and reinforced with a variety of activities. A complete answer key is also included. Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

Basher Science: Biology

Basher Science: Biology
Life As We Know It

by Dan Green,Simon Basher

  • Publisher : Kingfisher
  • Release : 2016-11-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0753440016
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Basher Science: Biology, Life As We Know It created and illustrated by Simon Basher, Written by Dan Green: Nature's building blocks have never been more sociable than in this newest offering from the creators of The Periodic Table and Physics. From cells to DNA, from viruses to mammals, from chlorophyll to flowers and fruit, and including the human body's parts and systems, Biology is a single volume BIO101 course. Distinctive characters, a creative pallette, and straight- forward text make it all clear—and fun!

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest
Annual cumulation

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elemental

Elemental
How the Periodic Table Can Now Explain (Nearly) Everything

by Tim James

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2019-03-26
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1468317032
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If you want to understand how our world works, the periodic table holds the answers. When the seventh row of the periodic table of elements was completed in June 2016 with the addition of four final elements—nihonium, moscovium, tennessine, and oganesson—we at last could identify all the ingredients necessary to construct our world.In Elemental, chemist and science educator Tim James provides an informative, entertaining, and quirkily illustrated guide to the table that shows clearly how this abstract and seemingly jumbled graphic is relevant to our day-to-day lives.James tells the story of the periodic table from its ancient Greek roots, when you could count the number of elements humans were aware of on one hand, to the modern alchemists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who have used nuclear chemistry and physics to generate new elements and complete the periodic table. In addition to this, he answers questions such as: What is the chemical symbol for a human? What would happen if all of the elements were mixed together? Which liquid can teleport through walls? Why is the medieval dream of transmuting lead into gold now a reality?Whether you're studying the periodic table for the first time or are simply interested in the fundamental building blocks of the universe—from the core of the sun to the networks in your brain—Elemental is the perfect guide.

A World From Dust

A World From Dust
How the Periodic Table Shaped Life

by Ben McFarland

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-03-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0190275022
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A World From Dust describes how a set of chemical rules combined with the principles of evolution in order to create an environment in which life as we know it could unfold. Beginning with simple mathematics, these predictable rules led to the advent of the planet itself, as well as cells, organs and organelles, ecosystems, and increasingly complex life forms. McFarland provides an accessible discussion of a geological history as well, describing how the inorganic matter on Earth underwent chemical reactions with air and water, allowing for life to emerge from the world's first rocks. He traces the history of life all the way to modern neuroscience, and shows how the bioelectric signals that make up the human brain were formed. Most popular science books on the topic present either the physics of how the universe formed, or the biology of how complex life came about; this book's approach would be novel in that it condenses in an engaging way the chemistry that links the two fields. This book is an accessible and multidisciplinary look at how life on our planet came to be, and how it continues to develop and change even today. This book includes 40 illustrations by Gala Bent, print artist and studio faculty member at Cornish College of the Arts, and Mary Anderson, medical illustrator.

Annual Report

Annual Report
A Book

by Robert A. Welch Foundation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Silicon

Silicon
A Book

by Clara MacCarald

  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2018-12-15
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1978505450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Silicon is everywhere. It can be found in the rocks under our feet, in the windows of our homes, and in the "brain" of every smartphone. Without silicon to make computer chips, there would be no Silicon Valley in California. Silicon is second only to oxygen as the most common element in the earth's crust. Silicon isn't always hard, either. It's found in objects as bendable as a spatula or as stretchy as a bouncing putty. Tubes containing silicon can even help save people's lives. In this informative text, readers take a close look at this amazing element.

New Scientist

New Scientist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Last Sorcerers

The Last Sorcerers
The Path from Alchemy to the Periodic Table

by Richard Morris

  • Publisher : Joseph Henry Press
  • Release : 2003-10-10
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 0309167914
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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They started with four: earth, air, fire, and water. From these basics, they sought to understand the essential ingredients of the world. Those who could see further, those who understood that the four were just the beginning, were the last sorcerers â€" and the world’s first chemists. What we now call chemistry began in the fiery cauldrons of mystics and sorcerers seeking not to make a better world through science, but rather to make themselves richer through magic formulas and con games. But among these early magicians, frauds, and con artists were a few far-seeing “alchemists†who, through rigorous experimentation, transformed mysticism into science. By the 18th century the building blocks of nature, the elements of which all matter is composed, were on the verge of being discovery. Initially, it was not easy to determine whether a substance really was an element. Was water just water, plain and simple? Or could it be the sum of other (unknown and maybe unknowable) parts? And if water was made up of other substances, how could it be broken down into discreet, fundamental, and measurable components? Scientific historians generally credit the great 18th century French chemist Antoine Lavoisier with addressing these fundamental questions and ultimately modernizing the field of chemistry. Through his meticulous and precise work this chaotic new field of scientific inquiry was given order. Exacting by nature, Lavoisier painstakingly set about performing experiments that would provide lasting and verifiable proofs of various chemical theories. Unfortunately, the outspoken Lavoisier eventually lost his head in the Terror, but others would follow his lead, carefully examining, measuring, and recording their findings. As the field slowly progressed, another pioneer was to emerged almost 100 years later. Dimitri Mendeleev, an eccentric genius who cut his flowing hair and beard but once a year, sought to answer the most pressing questions that remained to chemists: Why did some elements have properties that resembled those of others? Were there certain natural groups of elements? And, if so, how many, and what elements fit into them? It was Mendeleev who finally addressed all these issues when he constructed the first Periodic Table in the late 1800s. But between and after Lavoisier and Mendeleev were a host of other colorful, brilliant scientists who made their mark on the field of chemistry. Depicting the lively careers of these scientists and their contributions while carefully deconstructing the history and the science, author Richard Morris skillfully brings it all to life. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a “clear and lively writer with a penchant for down-to-earth examples†Morris’s gift for explanation â€" and pure entertainment â€" is abundantly obvious. Taking a cue from the great chemists themselves, Morris has brewed up a potent combination of the alluringly obscure and the historically momentous, spiked with just the right dose of quirky and ribald detail to deliver a magical brew of history, science, and personalities.

Man and His Physical Universe

Man and His Physical Universe
A Book

by Frank Covert Jean

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1958
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chemistry

Chemistry
From the Periodic Table to Nanotechnology

by Anne Rooney

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781838575533
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Chemistry cast the building blocks of civilization. The exploitation of fire, the development of pigments, and the smelting of metals all triggered huge human developments and led us from the stone age into the technological era. How the World Works: Chemistry is a wonderful introduction to this intriguing discipline, tracing the story of chemical exploration through some of its central breakthroughs. Discover how an iron dagger was found in a Bronze Age tomb, how alchemists pursued the transformation of base metal into gold and the how the nature of the atom was discovered. This book also features: Accessible explanations of fascinating concepts and processes, including spectroscopy, fractural distillation and radioactivity. Profiles of famous chemists, including Dmitri Mendeleev, Marie Curie and Antoine Lavoisier Quirky facts, anecdotes and quotations Useful diagrams to accompany complex theorems Intended for science enthusiasts and layman alike, this wonderfully illustrated, full-color guide brings clarity to some of chemistry's biggest mysteries. ABOUT THE SERIES: How the World Works is a full-color illustrated series by Arcturus Publishing. Each book provides an engaging introduction to a branch of human knowledge, outlining key principles and charting its development across history up to the present day." -- ONIX annotation.

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table
Into the 21st Century

by D. H. Rouvray,R. Bruce King

  • Publisher : Research Studies PressLtd
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book starts with chapters that trace the early history and development of the Periodic Table. The subsequent development of the Table is then presented in chapters that discuss the structure and characteristics of the Table, probe its group-theoretical and quantum-theoretical basis, examine its foundations, and explore its many uses and applications. (Midwest).

The Elements of Murder

The Elements of Murder
A History of Poison

by John Emsley

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2006-07-13
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0191004901
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about elements that kill. Mercury, arsenic, antimony, lead, and thallium can be lethal, as many a poisoner knew too well. Emsley explores the gruesome history of these elements and those who have succumbed to them in a fascinating narrative that weaves together stories of true crime, enduring historical mysteries, tragic accidents, and the science behind it all. The colourful cast includes ancient alchemists, kings, leaders, a pope, several great musicians, and a motley crew of murderers. Among the intriguing accounts is that of the 17th century poet Sir Thomas Overbury, who survived four attempts to poison him with mercury but died when given the poison in enema form - under whose direction remains uncertain. Here, too, is detailed the celebrated case of Florence Maybrick, convicted of poisoning her violent husband James with arsenic, but widely believed at the time to be innocent. The question of her guilt is still disputed. Threaded through the book alongside the history is the growing understanding of chemistry, and the effects of different chemical substances on the human body. Thousands suffered the ill effects of poisonous vapours from mercury, lead, and arsenic before the dangers were realized. Hatters went mad because of mercury poisoning, and hundreds of young girls working in factories manufacturing wallpaper in the 19th century were poisoned by the arsenic-based green pigments used for the leaves of the popular floral designs. Even in the middle of the 20th century, accidental mercury poisoning caused many deaths in Minamata Bay, while leaded petrol poisoned the whole planet, and arsenic still continues to poison millions is Asia. Through vividly told stories of innocent blunders, industrial accidents, poisoners of various hues - cold, cunning, desperate - and deaths that remain a mystery, Emsley here uncovers the dark side of the Periodic Table.

An Investigation of the Improvement of Educational Motion Pictures

An Investigation of the Improvement of Educational Motion Pictures
And a Derivation of Principles Relating to the Effectiveness of These Media

by Abram William Vander Meer,Jack Morrison,Philip Alden Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Industrial Materials

Industrial Materials
A Book

by Larry David Helsel,Peter P. Liu

  • Publisher : Goodheart-Willcox Pub
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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