The Periodic Table

A Field Guide to the Elements

Author: Gail Dixon,Paul Parsons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780875681

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 1907

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The Periodic Table is one of the most recognizable images in science - and in our culture. Its 118 elements make up everything on our planet and in the entire universe. But how many of us actually know how to interpret its distinctive design? And what does its unique arrangement tell us about the behaviour of each element in the world around us? The Periodic Table looks at the fascinating story and surprising history of each of these elements, from the little-known uses of gold in medicine to that of arsenic as a wallpaper dye in the ninteenth-century and the development of the hydrogen bomb. Packed with interesting facts and figures and helpful illustrations, this accessible guide will help the armchair chemist navigate through the different groups of elements - and discover the world afresh.

The Periodic Table

An infographic guide to the elements

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781316719

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The Periodic Table: An infographic guide to the elements is a fresh new approach to a truly remarkable and instantly recognizable piece of science! Combining cutting edge science with visually fascinating infographics, The Periodic Table allows you to compare and contrast all the different elements at a glance. Which is the densest? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some of them radioactive? Including a big picture view of the periodic table and how atoms work, this book also offers a fact-filled visual guide to each element, from hydrogen to oganesson. Each one is accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.

The Periodic Table Book

A Visual Encyclopedia of the Elements

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241308674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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The Periodic Table Book is the perfect visual guide to the chemical elements that make up our world. This eye-catching encyclopedia takes children on a visual tour of the 118 chemical elements of the periodic table, from argon to zinc. It explores the naturally occurring elements, as well as the man-made ones, and explains their properties and atomic structures. Using more than 1,000 full-colour photographs, The Periodic Table Book shows the many natural forms of each element, as well as a wide range of both everyday and unexpected objects in which it is found, making each element relevant for the child's world.

Chemie für Dummies

Author: John T. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527816933

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 1970

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Wenn es knallt und stinkt, dann ist Chemie im Spiel! "Chemie für Dummies" macht deutlich, dass Chemie nicht nur aus Formeln, sondern vor allem aus unzähligen interessanten Stoffen, Versuchen und Reaktionen besteht. In diesem etwas anderen Chemie-Buch lernen Sie die Grundlagen der Chemie kennen und erfahren, wo sich chemische Phänomene im Alltag bemerkbar machen. John T. Moore macht für Sie so schwer vorstellbare Begriffe wie Atom, Base oder Molekül begreiflich und zeigt, wie man mit dem Periodensystem umgeht. Mit Übungsaufgaben am Ende eines jeden Kapitels können Sie dann noch Ihr Wissen überprüfen.

Die Elemente

Bausteine unserer Welt

Author: Theodore Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783771644352

Category:

Page: 240

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The Periodic Table

Author: Sean Callery,Miranda Smith

Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction

ISBN: 9781338185034

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Looking at the periodic table can be a bit daunting... how can you possibly remember what 118 different elements do? The Periodic Table takes a new approach to this important science topic by offering a fully visual guide to the elements. Featuring eye-popping photography and an enormous wealth of cool facts, this is the only book you'll need to help you learn about the basic building blocks that make up everything in our world.

A Visual Guide to Energy and Movement

Author: Alberto Hern嫕dez Pamplona

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508175829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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All students are familiar with the concept of energy, but never before will it have come alive for them the way it will with this illustration-packed title. Informative diagrams and colorful illustrations bring the concepts of energy and motion to life, engaging even science-adverse readers with these core curricular concepts. Furthermore, this title presents some of the natural resources most used by humans and the pros and cons of various energy sources. Even complex ideas such as relativity and quantum mechanics are presented in an engaging, straightforward way sure to draw in readers of all ages.

Die Ordnung der Dinge

Im Reich der Elemente

Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850030

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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Woraus besteht die Welt, woraus Mikroben, Meere, der Mensch? Kean gelingt etwas Schönes: Man kapiert’s auch ohne dröge Formeln. Das Hauptgebäude der modernen Chemie, das Periodensystem der Elemente, sieht langweilig aus, doch in ihm verbergen sich spannende Geschichten über Alchimisten, Entdecker und Goldgräber, Medizinalräte und Quacksalber, Kriegsstrategen, Spione, Geschäftemacher und Spinner. So macht Naturwissenschaft Spaß! Das periodische System der Elemente ist nicht nur eine große wissenschaftliche Leistung, sondern auch eine Schatzkiste voller skurriler Episoden, die von Leidenschaft, Abenteuern, Betrug und Besessenheit handeln. Während Kean die Grundbausteine des Universums und die Ordnung, die sie schaffen, erklärt, erzählt er zugleich, welche Rolle sie vom Urknall bis heute gespielt haben. Wie etwa Gerhard Domagk das Leben seiner Tochter riskierte, um die ersten Antibiotika zu entwickeln. Wie Portugal sowohl den Nazis als auch den Alliierten zu astronomischen Preisen Wolfram lieferte, weil beide Seiten es dringend für den Krieg brauchten.

A Visual Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Diana Malizia

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508178860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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By studying rocks, we can reconstruct the history of the earth. Even the most insignificant rocks can tell stories about other times because rocks have been around since the beginning of the universe. They provide clues about previous geological events and about what the earth's surface was like in the past. In addition, nearly all the modern products that surround us have elements provided by rocks and minerals, including aluminum cans, copper cables, and titanium spaceships. In this lavishly illustrated volume loaded with timelines, infographics, and diagrams, readers will find invaluable information about the language of rocks and will learn to identify the most important minerals, know their physical and chemical properties, and discover the environments in which they form.

The Elements Book

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465456601

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they're used in household materials.


Help Your Kids with Science

Author: Carol Vorderman

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241011922

Category: Education

Page: 256

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A simple, visual approach to helping your child understand science from Carol Vorderman Reduce the stress of studying science and help your child with their homework by following Help Your Kids with Science, a unique visual guide that demystifies the subject for everyone. Using clear, accessible pictures, diagrams and easy-to-follow step-by-steps - and covering all the important areas of biology, chemistry and physics - you'll learn to approach even the most complex science problems with confidence. Includes a glossary of key science terms and symbols. Help Your Kids with Science is the perfect guide for every frustrated parent and struggling child, who want to understand science and put it into practice.

The Joy of x

Die Schönheit der Mathematik

Author: Steven Strogatz

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992693

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Mathematik durchdringt den ganzen Kosmos. Das weiß jeder, doch nur die wenigsten verstehen die Zusammenhänge wirklich. Steven Strogatz nimmt uns bei der Hand und spaziert mit uns durch diese Welt der Weisheit, Klarheit und Eleganz. Als Reiseleiter geht er neue, erfrischende Wege, deutet auf Besonderheiten, schildert Hintergründe und erklärt die unsichtbaren Mechanismen. Wir erfahren unter anderem von dem Wunder des Zählens, der genialen Einfachheit der Algebra, dem ewigen Erbe Newtons, dem Tango mit Quadraten, der Zweisamkeit von Primzahlen und der Macht des Unendlichen. Mit all seiner Begeisterung, seinem Scharfblick und seinem leichtem Ton hat Steven Strogatz ein herrliches Buch für alle geschrieben, die ihr Verständnis von Mathematik auf eine neue Art vertiefen möchten.

The Atom

A Visual Tour

Author: Jack Challoner

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262037365

Category: Science

Page: 192

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An accessible and engaging guide to the atom, the smallest, most fundamental constituent of matter. Until now, popular science has relegated the atom to a supporting role in defining the different chemical elements of the periodic table. In this book, Jack Challoner places the atom at center stage. The Atom investigates the quest to identify the smallest, most fundamental constituents of matter--and how that quest helps us to understand what everything is made of and how it all works. Challoner covers a wide range of topics--including the development of scientific thinking about atoms and the basic structure of atoms; how atomic interactions account for the familiar properties of everyday materials; the power of the atomic nucleus; and what the mysterious quantum realm of subatomic particles can tell us about the very nature of reality. Illustrated in color throughout, The Atom offers clear answers to questions we have all pondered, as well as some we have never even dreamed of. It describes the amazing discoveries scientists have made about the fundamental building blocks of matter--from quarks to nuclear fission to the "God particle"--and explains them accessibly and concisely. The Atom is the engaging and straightforward introduction to the topic that we didn't get in school.


Periodic Table

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241360625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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This fact-filled book is the perfect guide to all 118 elements in the periodic table, the ingredients that make up our world. Includes stunning new photography, Eyewitness Periodic Table begins with a concise history of chemistry, scientific pioneers, and the creation of the first periodic table, then launches into a visual tour of each individual element. Along the way, you'll find out where each element comes from and what it is used for, explained clearly and simply for young readers. Explore elements such as carbon and oxygen and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are still busy figuring out how to use. This detailed, accessible book will inspire young, inquisitive minds - the scientists of tomorrow who will shape our future.

Eyewitness Periodic Table

Author: Adrian Dingle

Publisher: DK Eyewitness Travel

ISBN: 9780241299883

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 72

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This fact-filled book is the perfect guide to all 118 elements in the periodic table, the ingredients that make up our world. Packed with stunning new photography, Eyewitness Periodic Tablebegins with a concise history of chemistry, scientific pioneers, and the creation of the first periodic table, then launches into a visual tour of each individual element. Along the way, you'll find out where each element comes from and what it is used for, explained clearly and simply for young readers. Explore elements such as carbon and oxygen and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are still busy figuring out how to use. Eyewitness Period Table also includes a pull-out poster to hang on your wall. This detailed, accessible book will inspire young, inquisitive minds - the scientists of tomorrow who will shape our future.

The Lost Elements

The Periodic Table's Shadow Side

Author: Marco Fontani,Mariagrazia Costa,Mary Virginia Orna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199383367

Category: Science

Page: 576

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The Periodic Table of Elements hasn't always looked like it does now, a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists were of the belief that the elements should be sorted by atomic weight. However, the weights of many elements were calculated incorrectly, and over time it became clear that not only did the elements need rearranging, but that the periodic table contained many gaps and omissions: there were elements yet to be discovered, and the allure of finding one had scientists rushing to fill in the blanks. Supposed "discoveries" flooded laboratories, and the debate over what did and did not belong on the periodic table reached a fever pitch. With the discovery of radioactivity, the discourse only intensified. Throughout its formation, the Periodic Table of Elements has seen false entries, good-faith errors, retractions, and dead ends. In fact, there have been more falsely proclaimed elemental discoveries throughout history than there are elements on the table as we know it today. The Lost Elements: The Periodic Table's Shadow Side collects the most notable of these instances, stretching from the nineteenth century to the present. The book tells the story of how scientists have come to understand elements, by discussing the failed theories and false discoveries that shaped the path of scientific progress. We learn of early chemists' stubborn refusal to disregard alchemy as a legitimate practice, and of one German's supposed discovery of an elemental metal that breathed. As elements began to be created artificially in the twentieth century, we watch the discovery climate shift to favor the physicists, rather than the chemists. Along the way, Fontani, Costa, and Orna introduce us to the key figures in the development of today's periodic table, including Lavoisier and Mendeleev. Featuring a preface from Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann, The Lost Elements is an expansive history of the wrong side of chemical discovery-and reveals how these errors and gaffes have helped shape the table as much as any other form of scientific progress.

The Elements

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465474056

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 1901

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The perfect guide to all 118 elements that make up the periodic table. Learn about their discoveries, uses, and properties. The elements in the periodic table are the ingredients that make up our world. Explore elements such as carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are busy figuring out how to use. Learn about scores of other elements, including silver, the alkaline earth metals, the nitrogen elements, and the noble gases, such as helium and krypton. Supporting the STEAM initiative in schools, DK Eyewitness Books: The Elements offers a visual tour of each element, along with simple, clear explanations of where every element comes from and how it is used. Diagrams help clarify and support concepts featured in the book. Packed with stunning photography, the book provides an overview of the chemistry, scientific pioneers, and creation of the periodic table. This detailed, accessible book will inspire young, inquisitive minds--the scientists of tomorrow who will shape our future.

Science Year by Year

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409350789

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Ultimate guide to the discoveries that changed the world From the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Science Year by Year takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past and how it may shape the future. Science Year by Year has a new discovery for everyone in the family, with global coverage of all major scientific advances. Groundbreaking thinkers such as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin are covered, with their discoveries clearly explained and situated in scientific history with illustrated timelines. Revolutionary innovations such as measuring time, gears and plastics are detailed alongside scientific artefacts such as navigation tools and flying machines. Science Year by Year is perfect for anyone interested in invention and innovation with exciting discoveries to be made by all.