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The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition (Hardback)
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The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages / Published: 30/07/2006
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Understanding the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is critical for success in the chemistry classroom and laboratory. In today's classroom, students not only need to understand the properties of the chemical elements, but how these elements play such an integral role in industry, the earth and the environment, and in modern life. No resource provides a better introduction than Robert Krebs's The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements. In this thoroughly revised edition, with extensive new examples on the importance of the chemical elements, the elements are examined within their groups, enabling students to make connections between elements of similar structure. In addition, the discovery and history of each element - from those known from ancient times to those created in the modern laboratory - is explained clearly and concisely.

Understanding the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is critical for success in the chemistry classroom and laboratory. In today's classroom, students not only need to understand the properties of the chemical elements, but how these elements play such an integral role in industry, the earth and the environment, and in modern life. No resource provides a better introduction than Robert Krebs's The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements. In this thoroughly revised edition, with extensive new and updated examples on the use of the chemical elements, the elements are examined within their groups, enabling students to make connections between elements of similar structure. In addition, the discovery and history of each element - from those known from ancient times to those created in the modern laboratory - is explained clearly and concisely.

In addition to the handy Guide to the Chemical Elements that comprises the bulk of the work, The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements includes other useful features:

; Introductory material on the basics of chemistry and the Periodic Table

; Appendices on the discoverers of the chemical elements

; A glossary of words commonly used in chemistry and chemical engineering

; A complete bibliography of useful resources, including websites

All of this information makes The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements the ideal one-volume resource for understanding the importance of the chemical elements.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313334382
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 1098 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This resource book by Krebs is a very informative, well-written review of the chemical elements that make up Earth. This new edition (1st ed., CH, Jul'98, 35-6235), expanding the previous version, is written in a style that is understandable to laypersons and those interested in basic chemistry. The initial sections provide a brief but comprehensive history of chemistry, the history of atomic structure and its theoretical models, and a history and organization of the periodic table of the elements, followed by the comprehensive discussion of each of the chemical elements. The history of each element, arranged according to its appearance in the periodic table, is provided along with its physical and chemical characteristics, source and abundance, usefulness, and hazards. This book should be in every undergraduate library and even in public libraries. Highly recommended. General readers; lower- and upper-division undergraduates; professionals; two-year technical program students." - Choice
"[R]eadable in its entirity for the professional, or budding, scientist. A knowledgeable tone and excellent writing style provided by Krebs make for a work that is as engaging as it is informative, and at a reasonable price... This is an excellent book and one that would make a fine addition to any library's science collections, whether the clientele is public or academic." -
"Appropriate for high school and college libraries, this reference summarizes the isotopes, electron configuration, chemical and physical properties, availability, history, and common compounds of 118 elements. Following the periodic table, the book begins with alkali metals and earth metals and continues through transition elements, metallics, metalloids, nonmetals, halogens, and noble gases. The second edition updates the bibliography and the list of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry." - ciTech Book News

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