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NATURE'S BUILDING BLOCKS An A-Z Guide to the Elements

By: Emsley, John

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 2057

ISBN: 0198503407

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket; Other than the previous owners notes on where and why bought inside front cover book is in VG condition.


8vo; 539 pages; What is the most common element in the universe? Can you name the noble gases? Everything we see around us is made of chemical elements, but most of us know little about them. Penned by award-winning science writer John Emsley, Nature's Building Blocks explains the what, why and wherefore of the chemical elements. Arranged alphabetically, from Actinium to Zirconium, it is a complete guide to all 115 of those that are currently known, with more extensive coverage of those elements we encounter in our everyday life. The entry on each element reveals where it came from, what role ... View more info