A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2004
This Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. Looking beyond the Periodic Table, the author examines our relationship with matter, from the uncomplicated visionof the Greek philosophers, who believed there were four elements - earth, air, fire, and water - to the work of modern-day scientists in creating elements such as hassium and meitnerium. Packed with anecdotes, The Elements is a highly engaging and entertaining exploration of the fundamentalquestion: what is the world made from?
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2004.
Branch Call Number: 546 BA
Characteristics: 179 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.