The Knowledge: The Periodic table

Author(s): Paul Strathern

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Introducing a new series of information-led pocket guides aimed at demystifying a wide andeclectic range of subjects. Called The knowledge each book within the series is writtenby an expert in the field providing a lively, and informative, introduction to their respectivetopic.The formulation of the periodic table, in 1869, revolutionised chemistry in the same way that Darwin and Newton's theories had advanced the fields of biology and physics. The discovery of a relationship between the known elements revealed a link between the scientific disciplines and offered scientists an inkling into the blueprint of the universe. This fascinating book traces the story of the table of elements.


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Paul Strathern is a Somerset Maugham Award-winning writer and academic. He studied philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin and has lectured in philosophy, mathematics and modern Italian poetry. He has written numerous books on science, philosophy, history, literature and economics, and has two highly successful series of short introductory books.

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  • : 9781849496261
  • : Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • : Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • : June 2015
  • : 178mm X 121mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2015
  • : books

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  • : Paul Strathern
  • : Hardback
  • : 1115
  • : 546.8
  • : 160