A Guide To The Elements

Publisher: Pearson-Prentice Hall
SKU: DADAX0195150260
ISBN : 9780195150261
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A Guide to the Elements

Newly updated with the stunning discovery of two new elements, A Guide to the Elements, 2nd Edition is still the easy-to-read, easy-to-understand resource to the periodic table that students and teachers of the physical sciences expect. A Guide to the Elements, Second Edition begins with an introductory section that explains some of the basic concepts of chemistry and traces the history and development of the periodic table of the elements. In clear, nontechnical language, Albert Stwertka takes complex ideas and terms easily understandable. Complemented with historical anecdotes and everyday examples, each fascinating article examines one element and is accompanied by photographs many in full color of practical applications. Middle school and high school students will find this a welcome reference, as will adults with no background in chemistry.
This new edition includes:
* A comprehensive list of informative websites
* An epilogue on recent near-discoveries of new elements
* An extensively updated further-reading list
An excellent "look up" resource as well as a superb introduction to chemistry, A Guide to the Elements, Second Edition is a good beginning step on the road to chemical literacy.

Specifications of A Guide to the Elements

AuthorAlbert Stwertka
PublisherOxford University Press
Number Of Pages248
Publication Date2002-05-02
Height8.6 inch.
Length11.1 inch.
Width1 inch.
Weight2.75 pounds.

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