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Mystery of the Periodic Table

Mystery of the Periodic Table

  • Author: Benjamin D Wiker
  • Publisher: Bethlehem Books
  • ISBN: 188393771X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 161
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Leads the reader on a delightful and absorbing journey through the ages, on the trail of the elements of the Periodic Table as we know them today. He introduces the young reader to people like Von Helmont, Boyle, Stahl, Priestly, Cavendish, Lavoisier, and many others, all incredibly diverse in personality and approach, who have laid the groundwork for a search that is still unfolding to this day. The first part of Wiker's witty and solidly instructive presentation is most suitable to middle school age, while the later chapters are designed for ages 12-13 and up, with a final chapter somewhat more advanced. Illustrated by Jeanne Bendick and Ted Schluenderfritz.

Archimedes and the Door of Science

Archimedes and the Door of Science

  • Author: Jeanne Bendick
  • Publisher: Bethlehem Books
  • ISBN: 1883937124
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 135
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Jeanne Bendick, through text and pictures, admirably succeeds in bringing to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched mathematics and all branches of science. Against the backdrop of Archimedes' life and culture, the author discusses the man's work, his discoveries and the knowledge later based upon it. The simple, often humorous, illustrations and diagrams greatly enhance the text.

A Well-Ordered Thing

A Well-Ordered Thing

Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table Revised Edition

  • Author: Michael D. Gordin
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691184429
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
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Dmitrii Mendeleev (1834–1907) is a name we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements. Generally, little else has been known about him. A Well-Ordered Thing is an authoritative biography of Mendeleev that draws a multifaceted portrait of his life for the first time. As Michael Gordin reveals, Mendeleev was not only a luminary in the history of science, he was also an astonishingly wide-ranging political and cultural figure. From his attack on Spiritualism to his failed voyage to the Arctic and his near-mythical hot-air balloon trip, this is the story of an extraordinary maverick. The ideals that shaped his work outside science also led Mendeleev to order the elements and, eventually, to engineer one of the most fascinating scientific developments of the nineteenth century. A Well-Ordered Thing is a classic work that tells the story of one of the world’s most important minds.

Mendeleyev's Dream

Mendeleyev's Dream

The Quest for the Elements

  • Author: Paul Strathern
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1466873426
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 320
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In this elegant, erudite, but entertaining book, Paul Strathern, the award-winning novelist and expositor of complex ideas, unravels the dramatic history of chemistry through the quest for the elements. Framing this history is the life story of the nineteenth-century Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleyev, who fell asleep at his desk and awoke after conceiving the periodic table in a dream--the template upon which modern chemistry is founded and the formulation of which marked chemistry's coming of age as a science. From ancient philosophy through medieval alchemy to the splitting of the atom, Mendeleyev's Dream is the true story of the birth of chemistry and the role of one man's dream.

The Story of Nitrogen

The Story of Nitrogen

  • Author: Karen Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
  • ISBN: 9780531202487
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 63
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Explores the history of the chemical element nitrogen and explains its chemistry, how it is used in industry, and its importance in our lives.

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table

  • Author: Primo Levi
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • ISBN: 0679444637
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 241
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One of Italy's leading men of letters, a chemist by profession, writes about incidents in his life in which one or another of the elements figured in such a way as to become a personal preoccupation

Elements of Faith Vol. 1: Hydrogen to Tin

Elements of Faith Vol. 1: Hydrogen to Tin

Faith Facts and Learning Lessons from the Periodic Table

  • Author: Richard Duncan
  • Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780890515471
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 136
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THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS AS NEVER PRESENTED BEFORE, FROM A BIBICAL CREATION POINT OF VIEW.

Elements

Elements

A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

  • Author: Theodore Gray
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
  • ISBN: 1603764054
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
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The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide. The highly-anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available. An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183°C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe. Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table!

String, Straight-edge and Shadow

String, Straight-edge and Shadow

The Story of Geometry

  • Author: Julia E. Diggins
  • Publisher: Floris Books
  • ISBN: 1782505024
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 160
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From the early peoples who marvelled at the geometry of nature -- the beehive and bird's nest -- to ancient civilisations who questioned beautiful geometric forms and asked 'why?', the story of geometry spans thousands of years. Using only three simple tools -- the string, the straight-edge and the shadow -- human beings revealed the basic principles and constructions of elementary geometry. Weaving history and legend, this fascinating book reconstructs the discoveries of mathematics's most famous figures. Through illustrations and diagrams, readers are able to follow the reasoning that lead to an ingenious proof of the Pythagorean theorem, an appreciation of the significance of the Golden Mean in art and architecture, or the construction of the five regular solids. This insightful and engaging book makes geometry accessible to everyone. Readers will be fascinated with how the knowledge and wisdom of so many cultures helped shape our civilisation today. String, Straight-edge and Shadow is also a useful and inspiring book for those teaching geometry in Steiner-Waldorf classrooms.

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon

And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

  • Author: Sam Kean
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 9780316089081
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 400
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. THE DISAPPEARING SPOON masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery--from the Big Bang through the end of time. *Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

Living History

Living History

  • Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9780743222259
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 567
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The author chronicles her eight years as First Lady of the United States, looking back on her husband's two administrations, the challenges she faced during the period, the impeachment crisis, and her own political work.

Galileo and the Magic Numbers

Galileo and the Magic Numbers

  • Author: Sidney Rosen
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497632145
  • Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Page: 212
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Sixteenth century Italy produced a genius who marked the world with his studies and hypotheses about mathematical, physical and astronomical truths. His father, musician Vincenzio Galilei said, “Truth is not found behind a man’s reputation. Truth appears only when the answers to questions are searched out by a free mind. This is not the easy path in life but it is the most rewarding.” Galileo challenged divine law and the physics of Aristotle, and questioned everything in search of truths. And it was through this quest for truth that he was able to establish a structure for modern science.

It's Elementary!

It's Elementary!

  • Author: Robert Winston
  • Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • ISBN: 9781405358040
  • Category: Chemical elements
  • Page: 95
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An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston - now in paperback How do you make a dog? Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? It's Elementary! takes an amazing look at the stuff that stuff is made of. Discover the elements that make up everything from you to your dog! See what the elements are, how they were discovered and the extraordinary ways they affect our lives. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.

Periodic Tales

Periodic Tales

A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc

  • Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 006207881X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 448
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In the spirit of A Short History of Nearly Everything comes Periodic Tales. Award-winning science writer Hugh Andersey-Williams offers readers a captivating look at the elements—and the amazing, little-known stories behind their discoveries. Periodic Tales is an energetic and wide-ranging book of innovations and innovators, of superstition and science and the myriad ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language. It will delight readers of Genome, Einstein’s Dreams, Longitude, and The Age of Wonder.

Galen

Galen

And the Gateway to Medicine

  • Author: Jeanne Bendick
  • Publisher: Bethlehem Books
  • ISBN: 1883937752
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 124
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We know about Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine. But we owe nearly as much to Galen, a physician born in 129 A.D. at the height of the Roman Empire. Galen's acute diagnoses of patients, botanical wisdom, and studies of physiology were recorded in numerous books, handed down through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Not least, Galen passed on the medical tradition of respect for life. In this fascinating biography for young people, Jeanne Bendick brings Galen's Roman world to life with the clarity, humor, and outstanding content we enjoyed in Archimedes and the Door to Science. An excellent addition to the home, school and to libraries. Illustrated by the Author.

The Violinist's Thumb

The Violinist's Thumb

And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

  • Author: Sam Kean
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316202975
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA. There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists. Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future.

THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)

THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)

  • Author: Fergus Hume
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026864824
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 310
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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is a mystery novel, which takes place in Melbourne, Australia. It focuses on the investigation of a homicide involving a body discovered in a hansom cab, as well as an exploration into the social class divide in the city. The city of Melbourne plays a significant role in the plot and, as the author describes: "Over all the great city hung a cloud of smoke like a pall." Fergus Hume (1859-1932) was a prolific English novelist. His self-published novel, “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab”, became a great success. It eventually became the best selling mystery novel of the Victorian era, author John Sutherland terming it the "most sensationally popular crime and detective novel of the century".

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

  • Author: Dr Ben Still
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1844039102
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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Every element has character, be it volatile, aloof, gregarious or enigmatic. They also have incredible stories of how they came to be, how they were discovered and how their qualities have been harnessed to make everything we have in the world. The Secret Life of the Periodic Table gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how Mendeleev's table was formulated and the individual elements found, as well as explaining the fundamentals of atomic science and each element's place in the table and our universe.

The Hydrogen Murder

The Hydrogen Murder

  • Author: Camille Minichino
  • Publisher: Worldwide Library
  • ISBN: 9780373264674
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 251
  • View: 2006
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Scientist Gloria Lamerino, now a crime consultant, is called in to investigate the murder of a Boston physicist, whose breakthrough research on hydrogen and superconductivity could be the key to his death.

The Story-book of Science

The Story-book of Science

  • Author: Jean-Henri Fabre
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 398
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