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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements) by John Emsley read & download Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements More of a reference book not meant to read straight through even though I did At one point I had memorized the periodic table by the atomic number of the elements I do weird things like that I still remember a lot of it Anyway it is meant as a lookup reference book

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements) by John Emsley Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements by John Emsley has a beautiful cover It's a guide to the periodic table that's laid out like the London A to Z It sounded like a nifty idea to me so I decided to give the book a tryI have to say that after working my way through the the letter A entries I decided that alphabetical just isn't the most logical way to read a casual book about the periodic table

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements) by John Emsley John Emsley º 7 characters When I read through this I feel like it's a great companion book to The Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanBoth books show the elements in a way that is readily digestible than any chemistry professor will in a lecture Well than any I've ever had anywaysThis book also goes into a history of elements much like The Disappearing Spoon which I enjoyed immenselyIf you have a love of chemistry or would just like to unders

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    John Emsley º 7 characters review Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º John Emsley read & download Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements I got this book during my chemistry phase I had in elementary school I carried this book around with me to random places including the sandpit in our backyard I didn't understand much of it but it gave me lots of

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    read & download Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements John Emsley º 7 characters review Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º John Emsley A fascinating tour de forceThis is an outstanding piece of work aimed at the intellectually and scientifically curious that also works as a nice reference book on the elements and the Periodic TableAfter a short introduction filled with some top ten tables eg top ten elements in the earth's crust Oxygen 466000 parts per million Silicon 277000

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    read & download Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements review Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º John Emsley John Emsley º 7 characters I loved the book which made a potentially rather stuffy and boring subject rather interesting through the inclusion of interesting stories surrounding the individual elements The narrator Kevin Scollin on the other day was disappointing as he m

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    review Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º John Emsley John Emsley º 7 characters EBOOK / KINDLE (Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements) by John Emsley Because 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry I have been searching for a book about chemistry that I could recommend to the general public After learning about or browsing through several such books I chose what I thought would be the best amongst them Written by award winning science writer and former chemistry lecturer John Emsley I thought I had found a real winner in his completely revised and upda

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    review Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º John Emsley EBOOK / KINDLE (Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements) by John Emsley This book goes through all of the chemical elements known as of the year 2001 I thoroughly enjoyed all of the history and facts and oddities presented about each element I wish that the section about the superheavy elements was up to date and accurate but this is probably my favorite book

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements) by John Emsley John Emsley º 7 characters review Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB º John Emsley If you want some interesting information about the elements you study in Chemistry this book is a great resource

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  • Paperback
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  • Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements
  • John Emsley
  • English
  • 20 May 2020
  • 9780198503408

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John Emsley º 7 characters Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements characters ✓ 107 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 extensive coverage of those elements we encounter in our everyday li. When I read through this I feel like it s a great companion book to The Disappearing Spoon by Sam KeanBoth books show the elements in a way that is readily digestible than any chemistry professor will in a lecture Well than any I ve ever had anywaysThis book also goes into a history of elements much like The Disappearing Spoon which I enjoyed immenselyIf you have a love of chemistry or would just like to understand the make up of the universe you live in a little this is a book I highly recommend

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John Emsley º 7 characters Nature's Building Blocks An A Z Guide to the Elements characters ✓ 107 Nts some in abundance some in trace amounts; some vital to our health and some that are positively harmful A list of the main scientific data and outline properties are given for every element and each section ends with an Element of Surprise which highlights some unexpected way in which each element influences our everyday life Both a reliable reference source and a high browsable account of the elements Nature's Building Blocks offers a pleasurable tour of the very essence of our material world. Because 2011 is the International Year of Chemistry I have been searching for a book about chemistry that I could recommend to the general public After learning about or browsing through several such books I chose what I thought would be the best amongst them Written by award winning science writer and former chemistry lecturer John Emsley I thought I had found a real winner in his completely revised and updated book Nature s Building Blocks An A Z guide to the elements New Edition originally published in 2001 completely revised updated for publication in October 2011 Oxford University PressThis trade paperback is an alphabetical treatment of each element in the periodic table from Ac Actinium to Zr Zirconium It devotes 612 of its 699 pages to common elements such as hydrogen 13 pages and to rarities like unbipentium 1 sentence an element that is predicted to exist although no one has yet attempted synthesise it Beginning with the origin of each element s name and how to pronounce it the author organises specific details about the elements into a number of subsections cosmic element element of life food element dangerous element medical element element of history element of war economic element environmental element chemical element and element of surprise Of these it s probably the element of surprise subsection that will appeal to most readers because it mentions strange uirks of individual elements such as titanium s ability to make lipstick stay put the use of antimony pills as laxatives and those pills being passed from one generation to the next eww in the Middle Ages and bending indium metal causes it to emit high pitched sueaksEven though I love the idea of this book and I wanted very much to love this particular book I admit I am disappointed with it On one hand this book is an interesting compendium about each element in the periodic table but on the other hand the book has many flaws that are inexcusable especially in a completely revised and updated edition For starters the writing is uneven sometimes charming and informative other times dry repetitious and uninspired I was uite surprised by the overly brief and generally confusing discussion of that most important topic in chemistry electron orbitals Pp 648 649 I was also frustrated by the first paragraph in the subsection Atoms and Elements p 635 which is so disjointed that I am still not clear what was its intended messageThe patterns that the early alchemists and scientists used to construct the periodic table of the elements are obscured by the book s alphabetical presentation This problem could have been somewhat alleviated if each element was accompanied by a diagram that clearly shows its position in the periodic table and also includes its atomic weight and valences Such an illustration would have helped the reader build a mental image of how the elements fit together without that critical framework they collapse into a sea of overwhelming details and trivialities 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