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Cracking Elements

By Rebecca Mileham

  • Hardback
  • £14.99

Get back to basics with Cracking the Elements, and learn all about the building blocks of life as we know it.

Get back to basics with Cracking the Elements, and learn all about the building blocks of life as we know it.

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

Biographical Notes

Rebecca Mileham is a writer who specialises in science and technology, and has almost 15 years of experience in the museums sector. She has helped write the text for exhibitions across the UK, including several at the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, and is the author of books on computer games and pollution. She is a regular contributor to Engineering and Technology Magazine.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781844039517
  • Publication date: 01 Mar 2018
  • Page count: 320
  • Imprint: Cassell
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