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Author Ball, Philip, 1962-

Title The elements : a very short introduction / Philip Ball.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  546 BAL    AVAILABLE
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Description 179 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Very short introductions ; 104.
Note "First published as The ingredients, 2002"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 164) and index.
Contents 1. Aristotle's quartet : the elements in antiquity -- 2. Revolution : how oxygen changed the world -- 3. Gold : the glorious and accursed element -- 4. The eightfold path : organizing the elements -- 5. The atom factories : making new elements -- 6. The chemical brothers : why isotopes are useful -- 7. For all practical purposes : technologies of the elements.
Subject Chemical elements.
Added Author Ball, Philip, 1962- Ingredients.
ISBN 0192840991 (pbk.)
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