The Resource The periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elements, P.W. Atkins

The periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elements, P.W. Atkins

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The periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elements
Title
The periodic kingdom
Title remainder
a journey into the land of the chemical elements
Statement of responsibility
P.W. Atkins
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Just how does the periodic table help us make sense of the world around us? Using vivid imagery, ingenious analogies, and liberal doses of humor, P.W. Atkins answers this question. He shows us that the Periodic Kingdom is a systematic place. Detailing the geography, history, and governing institutions of this imaginary landscape, he demonstrates how physical similarities can point to deeper affinities, and how the location of an element can be used to predict its properties." "Atkins tells us about the cosmic origins of the elements and introduces the intrepid explorers and cartographers who expanded the frontiers of the kingdom: Humphry Davy, the nineteenth-century chemist who identified and catalogued several of the common metallic elements; Dmitri Mendeleev, the Russian scientist who (legend has it) saw in a dream the prototype of the modern periodic table; and the Manhattan Project scientists who originated the techniques still used today to map the dangerously radioactive regions."--Jacket
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DLC
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1940-
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Atkins, P. W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD466
LC item number
.A845 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Science masters series
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  • Chemical elements
  • Periodic law
Label
The periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elements, P.W. Atkins
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1275776M
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-152) and index
Contents
Geography: The terrain -- The products of the regions -- Physical geography -- History: The history of discovery -- The naming of the regions -- The origin of the land -- The cartographers -- Government and institutions: laws of the interior -- The laws of the exterior -- Regional administration -- Liaisons and alliances -- Epilog
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 161 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1036753246
  • (CaSfIA)periodickingdomj00atki
Label
The periodic kingdom : a journey into the land of the chemical elements, P.W. Atkins
Link
https://openlibrary.org/books/OL1275776M
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-152) and index
Contents
Geography: The terrain -- The products of the regions -- Physical geography -- History: The history of discovery -- The naming of the regions -- The origin of the land -- The cartographers -- Government and institutions: laws of the interior -- The laws of the exterior -- Regional administration -- Liaisons and alliances -- Epilog
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 161 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1036753246
  • (CaSfIA)periodickingdomj00atki

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