The Elements

Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements

Author: Science Writer in Residence in the Chemistry Department John Emsley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198558194

Category: Science

Page: 292

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Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements

The Elements

Explains the forces of star birth and death that create elements, chronicles the history of their discovery and the impact of their science on every aspect of life, from medicine to technology, architecture to the environment.

Author: Dan Green

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054533019X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 105

View: 887

Explains the forces of star birth and death that create elements, chronicles the history of their discovery and the impact of their science on every aspect of life, from medicine to technology, architecture to the environment.

Chemistry of the Elements

This is a book that students will not only value during their formal education, but will keep and refer to throughout their careers as chemists.

Author: N. N. Greenwood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080501095

Category: Science

Page: 1600

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When this innovative textbook first appeared in 1984 it rapidly became a great success throughout the world and has already been translated into several European and Asian languages. Now the authors have completely revised and updated the text, including more than 2000 new literature references to work published since the first edition. No page has been left unaltered but the novel features which proved so attractive have been retained. The book presents a balanced, coherent and comprehensive account of the chemistry of the elements for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This crucial central area of chemistry is full of ingenious experiments, intriguing compounds and exciting new discoveries. The authors specifically avoid the term `inorganic chemistry' since this evokes an outmoded view of chemistry which is no longer appropriate in the final decade of the 20th century. Accordingly, the book covers not only the 'inorganic' chemistry of the elements, but also analytical, theoretical, industrial, organometallic, bio-inorganic and other cognate areas of chemistry. The authors have broken with recent tradition in the teaching of their subject and adopted a new and highly successful approach based on descriptive chemistry. The chemistry of the elements is still discussed within the context of an underlying theoretical framework, giving cohesion and structure to the text, but at all times the chemical facts are emphasized. Students are invited to enter the exciting world of chemical phenomena with a sound knowledge and understanding of the subject, to approach experimentation with an open mind, and to assess observations reliably. This is a book that students will not only value during their formal education, but will keep and refer to throughout their careers as chemists. Completely revised and updated Unique approach to the subject More comprehensive than competing titles

The Elements

Discusses the history of the periodic table of the elements, includes biographies of major figures in the field of chemistry, and provides information on each element.

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761327943

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

View: 521

Discusses the history of the periodic table of the elements, includes biographies of major figures in the field of chemistry, and provides information on each element.

Phase Diagrams of the Elements

The book summarizes, with the aid of tables and illustrations, the experimental data and the theoretical calculations. Each element is discussed in a separate section.

Author: David A. Young

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520911482

Category: Science

Page: 280

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The behavior of solid and liquid matter at high pressures and temperatures is best described in a phase diagram, which shows the regions of stability of different phases of the material. Thanks to the diamond-anvil cell, which has made possible much higher pressures, and to new and very accurate theoretical models and methods, Phase Diagrams of the Elements presents the most up-to-date information on the phase behavior of all the chemical elements from hydrogen to fermium. The book summarizes, with the aid of tables and illustrations, the experimental data and the theoretical calculations. Each element is discussed in a separate section. Other chapters deal with methods, the liquid-vapor transition, and an overview of the elements. While comprehensively reviewing all that has been done in this important area, the author also points to questions that need much more experimental and theoretical work.

The Elements A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578258

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. Looking beyond the Periodic Table, the author examines our relationship with matter, from the uncomplicated vision of the Greek philosophers, who believed there were four elements - earth, air, fire, and water - to the work of modern-day scientists in creating elements such as hassium and meitnerium. Packed with anecdotes, The Elements is a highly engaging and entertaining exploration of the fundamental question: what is the world made from? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


The Biological Chemistry of the Elements

This text describes the functional role of the twenty inorganic elements essential to life in living organisms.

Author: J. J. R. Frausto da Silva

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198508489

Category: Medical

Page: 575

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This text describes the functional role of the twenty inorganic elements essential to life in living organisms.

The Elements of Color

Includes color circles, spheres, and scales as well as suggested exercises.

Author: Johannes Itten

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471289296

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

View: 894

Includes color circles, spheres, and scales as well as suggested exercises.


The Elements of Journalism

This book will be the starting point for discussions by journalists and members of the public about the nature of journalism and the access that we all enjoy to information for years to come.

Author: Bill Kovach

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0609504312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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In July 1997, twenty-five of America's most influential journalists sat down to try and discover what had happened to their profession in the years between Watergate and Whitewater. What they knew was that the public no longer trusted the press as it once had. They were keenly aware of the pressures that advertisers and new technologies were putting on newsrooms around the country. But, more than anything, they were aware that readers, listeners, and viewers — the people who use the news — were turning away from it in droves. There were many reasons for the public's growing lack of trust. On television, there were the ads that looked like news shows and programs that presented gossip and press releases as if they were news. There were the "docudramas," television movies that were an uneasy blend of fact and fiction and which purported to show viewers how events had "really" happened. At newspapers and magazines, celebrity was replacing news, newsroom budgets were being slashed, and editors were pushing journalists for more "edge" and "attitude" in place of reporting. And, on the radio, powerful talk personalities led their listeners from sensation to sensation, from fact to fantasy, while deriding traditional journalism. Fact was blending with fiction, news with entertainment, journalism with rumor. Calling themselves the Committee of Concerned Journalists, the twenty-five determined to find how the news had found itself in this state. Drawn from the committee's years of intensive research, dozens of surveys of readers, listeners, viewers, editors, and journalists, and more than one hundred intensive interviews with journalists and editors, The Elements of Journalism is the first book ever to spell out — both for those who create and those who consume the news — the principles and responsibilities of journalism. Written by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, two of the nation's preeminent press critics, this is one of the most provocative books about the role of information in society in more than a generation and one of the most important ever written about news. By offering in turn each of the principles that should govern reporting, Kovach and Rosenstiel show how some of the most common conceptions about the press, such as neutrality, fairness, and balance, are actually modern misconceptions. They also spell out how the news should be gathered, written, and reported even as they demonstrate why the First Amendment is on the brink of becoming a commercial right rather than something any American citizen can enjoy. The Elements of Journalism is already igniting a national dialogue on issues vital to us all. This book will be the starting point for discussions by journalists and members of the public about the nature of journalism and the access that we all enjoy to information for years to come.




Nature s Building Blocks

Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.

Author: John Emsley

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198503408

Category: Science

Page: 538

View: 156

Presents chemical, physical, nuclear, electron, crystal, biological, and geological data on all the chemical elements.

The Elements

SOUL LESSONS OF THE ELEMENTS Each soul has gradually to learn to master
the four elements in its being. Although all who are born under the same Sun
sign share the same lesson, the ways in which this will be worked out in the ...

Author: Barbara Goldsmith

Publisher: Barbara Goldsmith

ISBN: 0473153203

Category: Astrology

Page: 446

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Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds Max

He'd decided to take on some of the most challenging elements of CG effects that
even seasoned effects veterans dread. On top of that, he taught the reader how to
create them without the aid of costly 3rd party plugins as well as presenting ...

Author: Pete Draper

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0240521269

Category: Computers

Page: 321

View: 767

The unique tutorial approach of this book permits readers to learn essential techniques that every 3D artist needs to create CG environments by recreating the earth's elements of earth, air, fire and water. No extra plug-ins are required to perform the exercises. Draper studies the real world and then simulates it with 3ds Max -- a unique approach that reflects classical art training.