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A guide to the elements, Albert Stwertka

Label
A guide to the elements
Title
A guide to the elements
Statement of responsibility
Albert Stwertka
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe
Summary
"Newly updated throughout, and now covering 118 elements, this crystal-clear guide to the periodic table illuminates the basic concepts of chemistry as it traces the history and development of our knowledge of the material world. Albert Stwertka makes complex ideas and terms easily understandable, drawing upon engaging historical anecdotes and everyday examples to clarify the text. Since the second edition, many new elements have been discovered, including Darmstadtium, Roentgenium, and Copernicium, and the elements currently called Ununtrium, Ununpentium, Ununhexium, Ununseptium, and Ununoctium. The third edition provides thorough coverage of all these new discoveries. In addition to the new elements, Stwertka has brought the information about the elements in the second edition up-to-date, based on the latest research. He discusses a cylindrical molecule of carbon known as a "nanotube," which has become a do-all wonder substance, touted for use in everything from X-ray machines to paint. A new form of the element boron has been found that is nearly as hard as diamond. Its superior heat resistance could make it attractive for certain industrial uses. And a new particle detector using ultra-pure liquid xenon has been constructed beneath 5,000 feet of rockin Italy to detect dark matter. Stwertka also covers the 2010 Nobel-winning work on graphene, an ultrathin form of carbon that is vital for future generations of computers and touch screens, the discovery of new superconductors, and the development of new uses for the rare earth elements"--
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Stwertka, Albert
Dewey number
546.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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  • Periodic law
  • Chemical elements
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A guide to the elements, Albert Stwertka
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235) and index
Control code
ocm33013451
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
238 p.
Isbn
9780195080834
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95024992 /AC
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ABL-3603
Label
A guide to the elements, Albert Stwertka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235) and index
Control code
ocm33013451
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
238 p.
Isbn
9780195080834
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95024992 /AC
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ABL-3603

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