Mystery of the Periodic Table

Author: Benjamin D Wiker

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

ISBN: 188393771X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 161

View: 1828

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

Author: Jeanne Bendick

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

ISBN: 1883937124

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 135

View: 3524

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.

Mendeleyev's Dream

The Quest for the Elements

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466873426

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 9259

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.

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

Page: N.A

View: 1418

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.

The Periodic Table

Author: Primo Levi

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0679444637

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

View: 5513

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

The Disappearing Spoon

And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Young Readers Edition)

Author: Sam Kean

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316388254

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 726

A young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller The Disappearing Spoon, chronicling the extraordinary stories behind one of the greatest scientific tools in existence: the periodic table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, greed, betrayal, and obsession. The fascinating tales in The Disappearing Spoon follow elements on the table as they play out their parts in human history, finance, mythology, conflict, the arts, medicine, and the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. Adapted for a middle grade audience, the young readers edition of The Disappearing Spoon offers the material in a simple, easy-to-follow format, with approximately 20 line drawings and sidebars throughout. Students, teachers, and burgeoning science buffs will love learning about the history behind the chemistry.

Living History

Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743222259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 567

View: 8463

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.

The Elements

Ingredients of the Universe

Author: Ellen Johnston McHenry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982537718

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 170

View: 5236

An introduction to chemistry for ages 8 to 13. This is a full curriculum and includes both a student text and a teacher's section with additional games, crafts, songs, skits and experiments. The writing style is easy to understand and often includes whimsical humor and cartoons. The activities are high-content. The topics covered include the structure of atoms, how atoms bond (covalent, ionic, metallic), electron orbitals and shells, the octect rule, the history of the Periodic Table, and a look at each group on the Periodic Table. After using this curriculum, the student is ready to tackle high school chemistry without fear. Please note that if you need a digital copy of this book, rather than a hard copy, digital downloads are available on the author's website: www.ellenjmchenry.com

It's Elementary!

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405358040

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 95

View: 9163

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.

Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Author: Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425291731

Category: YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Page: 304

View: 1673

Mara is a proud and beautiful slave girl who yearns for freedom in ancient Egypt, under the rule of Queen Hatshepsut. Mara is not like other slaves; she can read and write, as well as speak the language of Babylonian. So, to barter for her freedom, she finds herself playing the dangerous role of double spy for two arch enemies-each of whom supports a contender for the throne of Egypt. Against her will, Mara finds herself falling in love with one of her masters, the noble Sheftu, and she starts to believe in his plans of restoring Thutmose III to the throne. But just when Mara is ready to offer Sheftu her help and her heart, her duplicity is discovered, and a battle ensues in which both Mara's life and the fate of Egypt are at stake.

Galen

And the Gateway to Medicine

Author: Jeanne Bendick

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

ISBN: 1883937752

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 124

View: 3818

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.

What's Chemistry All About?

What's Science All About?

Author: Alex Frith,Lisa Jane Gillespie,Adam Larkum

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409585328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5682

An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure, radiation and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. Simple experiments are provided to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites are provided so readers can find out more. Full colour ebook best viewed on a tablet.

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

View: 6456

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.

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

Unlocking the Mysteries of All 118 Elements

Author: Ben Still

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770858107

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 7297

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table uncovers the fascinating stories behind the formulation of the table. It describes how and who discovered the 118 elements, and the competition and cooperation behind scientific advances. The character of the elements is brought to life in a bright and engaging way, making The Secret Life of the Periodic Table ideal for students and general readers. Spared the monotony of a school text, they can gain a basic understanding of the fundamentals of atomic science. The book covers all 118 elements in 14 chapters. They are: A brief guide to atomic physics Igor Mendeleev, arguably the most important formulator of the table, and significant others Hydrogen Alkali metals Alkaline Earth metal Transition metals Post-transition metals Metalloids Other non-metals Halogens Noble gases Lanthanoids Actinoids Transuranium elements. Each element description includes a fact box showing atomic number, atomic weight, radius, melting point, boiling point, density, and the year of its discovery and by whom. There are many sidebars, boxes and extended captions covering topics of interest, like Ernest Lawrence's 1931 cyclotron, early precursor to the 10-km radius Large Hydron Collider that he could not possibly have imagined. There is also fascinating trivia about the elements. For example, phosphorus was first isolated by an alchemist's search for gold in urine and in the 1920s, there was a fad for lethal radium cocktails. The Secret Life of the Periodic Table is accurate and entertaining, making it a helpful adjunct to student studies. General readers will find it an enjoyable trip into the world of chemistry and atomic science. It is an ideal purchase for science, middle school and general collections.

Crucibles

The Story of Chemistry from Ancient Alchemy to Nuclear Fission

Author: Bernard Jaffe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141845

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 4136

Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations.

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

View: 6179

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 Hydrogen Murder

Author: Camille Minichino

Publisher: Worldwide Library

ISBN: 9780373264674

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 1021

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 MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB (Thriller Classic)

Author: Fergus Hume

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026864824

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 438

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 Elements

An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Ponderables

ISBN: 9781627950947

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 7209

Profiles every element on the periodic table and describes their properties, when they were discovered, and how they are used in household materials.