The Resource Helium : the disappearing element, Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr

Helium : the disappearing element, Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr

Label
Helium : the disappearing element
Title
Helium
Title remainder
the disappearing element
Statement of responsibility
Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The subject of the book is helium, the element, and its use in myriad applications including MRI machines, particle accelerators, space telescopes, and of course balloons and blimps. It was at the birth of our Universe, or the Big Bang, where the majority of cosmic helium was created; and stellar helium production continues. Although helium is the second most abundant element in the Universe, it is actually quite rare here on Earth and only exists because of radioactive elements deep within the Earth. This book includes a detailed history of the discovery of helium, of the commercial industry built around it, how the helium we actually encounter is produced within the Earth, and the state of the helium industry today. The gas that most people associate with birthday party balloons is running out. ĺlWho cares?ĺl you might ask. Well, without helium, MRI machines could not function, rockets could not go into space, particle accelerators such as those used by CERN could not operate, fiber optic cables would not exist, and semiconductor chips could not be madeĺŒthe list goes on and on
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sears, Wheeler M. "Bo".
Dewey number
546.751
Index
index present
LC call number
QD181.H4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SpringerBriefs in earth sciences
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Helium
  • SCIENCE / Chemistry / Inorganic
  • Helium
Label
Helium : the disappearing element, Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-15123-6
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is Helium? -- Where Does Helium Come From? -- Foundations of Discovery -- Helium on Earth -- The Helium Industry -- Helium Today
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319151236
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903899700
  • (OCoLC)ocn903899700
Label
Helium : the disappearing element, Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-15123-6
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- What is Helium? -- Where Does Helium Come From? -- Foundations of Discovery -- Helium on Earth -- The Helium Industry -- Helium Today
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319151236
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903899700
  • (OCoLC)ocn903899700

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