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Cassell

Cracking Elements

Rebecca Mileham
Authors:
Rebecca Mileham

Spanning the discovery of the very first elements all the way up to the naming of the most recent elements in 2016, this book makes every daunting scientific concept understandable and memorable, and provides you with the tools to understand everything you need to know about the fundamental materials that make up our world.Includes sections on:-Mendeleev and the creation of the periodic table-Atomic physics-Patterns and trends within the periodic table-Information about each individual element, from alkali metals and transition metals, through to noble gases, actinides and lanthanides-Stories of the scientists who often risked life and limb in their pursuit of new elements-Modern scientific discoveries, and the naming of new elements

Cassell

Cracking Neuroscience

Jon Turney
Authors:
Jon Turney

For so long, the brain was the great unknown of human biology; an evolved complex of cells, chemicals and electricity, which eluded even the understanding of its own grey matter. Now, in this comprehensive guide, the most complicated concepts from across the field of neuroscience - such as memory, addiction and mind mapping - are broken down into easily understandable bite-sized pieces, to give everyone the chance to understand their own brain. Includes sections on:-The anatomy of the brain-Neurons, synapses and axons - the building blocks of the brain-Differences in male and female development-Modern treatment of mental illness-The effects on the brain of different food and stimulants-Memory, senses, cravings-Fight or flight-Perception and sensation-The future of neuroscience

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