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World of the Elements

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World of the Elements by Hans-Jurgen Quadbeck-Seeger
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You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know that your cell phone contains arsenic, your spectacles contain rhodium and that the tin pest is not a disease? And can you name just three researchers whom we have to thank for all these results? Here, Professor Quadbeck-Seeger, a long-serving member of the board at BASF, goes in search of these and other questions. Based on the periodic table, the key reference source for any natural scientist, he explains the criteria that define an element's position in the table and are responsible for its particular characteristics. In a clear and concise manner, he describes for each element the story behind its discovery, its physical and chemical properties as well as its role in our everyday lives. Enriched by a wealth of interesting details, this beautifully designed book in full color represents not only varied reading, but also a treasure trove of surprising facts. Ideally combined with the "Historical Periodic Table" poster, this book is aimed at younger audiences and is thus particularly suitable for schools, lectures and other courses.

Author Biography

Prof Hans-Jurgen Quadbeck-Seeger was a long-serving member of the board at BASF, responsible for research. He is honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, was President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, a member of the senate at the Max-Planck Society and has over 50 patents and several books to his name.
Release date NZ
July 18th, 2007
Country of Publication
Germany
Illustrations
col. Illustrations, col. map
Imprint
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
Pages
118
Dimensions
240x167x12
ISBN-13
9783527320653
Product ID
3084271

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