The Elements

The Elements

A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2004
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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.
ISBN: 9780192840998
Branch Call Number: 546 BA
Characteristics: 179 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ball, Philip 1962-

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Nov 02, 2019

This was an excellent book. Gives one a quick grounding in our relationship with the stuff of the natural world.


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