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eBook The Elements: A Very Short Introduction ePub

by Philip Ball

  • ISBN: 0192840991
  • Category: Chemistry
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Philip Ball
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 7, 2004)
  • Pages: 186
  • ePub book: 1512 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1381 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 400

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The topic of my book is about the elements. The best part of the book was the last 2 or 3 chapters. It got really interesting because Philip Ball talked about how the hydrogen and plutonium bombs were created

The topic of my book is about the elements. The intended audience for the book is for anyone who wants to read it. But, if you wish to understand the logic of the author, you should have at least taken a Chemistry class. The point of this book was to find out the history, the impact, and connection the elements have had on the people of this planet. It got really interesting because Philip Ball talked about how the hydrogen and plutonium bombs were created. Also, mentioning the place where they created new elements was pretty interesting too. The author tried to make the book interesting and he did.

This Very Short Introduction is an exciting and non-traditional .

This Very Short Introduction is an exciting and non-traditional approach to understanding the terminology, properties, and classification of chemical elements. It traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. The book includes chapters on particular elements such as gold, iron, and oxygen, showing how they shaped culture and technology. Packed with anecdotes, The Elements is a highly engaging and entertaining exploration of the fundamental question: what is the world made from?

Philip Ball's book is an excellent introduction. -Chemistry and Industry. I would have hoped for a more comprehensive survey of the elements. Although it is a small book, and I should have noted the fact of it being small when I bought it.

Philip Ball's book is an excellent introduction. The book contains some delightful anecdotes. -Times Higher Educational Supplement (London). It briefly discusses gold as an important historical element, and touches on nuclear reactions. Not very long and kind of a waste of time.

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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

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.

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This Very Short Introduction traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why . engaging tour of the chemical elements - Sunday Telegraph. Philip Ball's book is an excellent introduction.

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. I would have loved the book as an enthusiastic sixteen year-old and I would recommend it as a Christmas present to anyone at that age, and to journalists who may occasionally wish to appear smarter than they actually are. - Simon Robinson, Chemistry and Industry. Ball's choices are sound, his style is attractive - Evening Standard.

This Very Short Introduction is an exciting and non-traditional approach to understanding the terminology, properties, and classification of chemical elements. It traces the history and cultural impact of the elements on humankind, and examines why people have long sought to identify the substances around them. The book includes chapters on particular elements such as gold, iron, and oxygen, showing how they shaped culture and technology. 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?

Comments

Purebinder Purebinder
I am an adult who is trying to relearn all the science and engineering I learned back in my student days. I read this book a a supplement to reading formal textbooks and academic study materials. This book uses stories and anecdotes about the discovery and use of elements to tell the history of Chemistry and cement the ideas into your mind. It is an enjoyable read in addition to being informative.
Tolrajas Tolrajas
I would have hoped for a more comprehensive survey of the elements. Although it is a small book, and I should have noted the fact of it being small when I bought it. It briefly discusses gold as an important historical element, and touches on nuclear reactions. Not very long and kind of a waste of time. I will be careful not to purchase such small books as in this series. I would learn more from a textbook.
Mash Mash
If you are familiar with this series, you will not be surprised to learn that this book is not a conventional tour of the periodic table. In fact, the table does not make an appearance until half way through. Part of what the author does is to illustrate the impact of Earth's elements on human history. The stories of oxygen and gold are singled out for particular attention. This is not the book you need for a first chemistry course. It is what you need to get you enthused about the subject, to help you appreciate what an exciting and significant discipline it can be.

This fine series is slightly marred by a tendency to typographic error. This book is no exception, and you will struggle to make sense of figure 15(b). Oddly, in the list of figures at the front, there is a request that readers notify the publishers of errors in the list. I don't think I've seen anything quite like that in any book before. It suggests that they realize they have a proofreading problem. Instead of asking readers to be on the alert, wouldn't it be better just to have a word with the printer?

At 179 pages, this is one of the longer entries in the series, and every page glows with the author's enthusiasm for his subject. It adopts a rambling, somewhat unstructured approach but is packed full of fascinating historical and scientific detail. And yes, when the author does finally get around to the periodic table, he gives as good an explanation of it as you will find anywhere.
Voodoogore Voodoogore
Very good reading for beginners in the field of sciences. As many other books about the chemical elements, it has interesting aspects since Greek times to modern times. Highly recommended for teachers and students, like some other titles of this series... "A very short ...."
I read the book in only one day
felt boot felt boot
Very informative and concise.
Yayrel Yayrel
This books gives a quite discursive information about elements.
IWantYou IWantYou
As advertised
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