The Elements: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)Philip Ball (author)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 174 x 112 x 12 mm
A delight of a book.... Elegantly written...it's far-reaching, entertaining and salted with anecdote.... It could become a classic. Hold on to your first edition * Roy Herbert, New Scientist *
engaging tour of the chemical elements * Sunday Telegraph *
Philip Ball's book is an excellent introduction. 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 *
a series of invigorating dips * Guardian *
Ball's choices are sound, his style is attractive * Evening Standard *
Ball brings the periodic table to life * Maia Weinstock, Discover *
A beautifully written and elegantly illustrated synthesis of chemistry and culture. Popularization of science at its very best. * Sir John Meurig Thomas, University of Cambridge *
The book contains some delightful anecdotes * David Johnson, Times Higher Educational Supplement *
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