Nature's Building Blocks
An A-Z Guide to the Elements
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(what it is used for), Environmental element (where it occurs, how much), Chemical element (facts, figures, and narrative), and Element of surprise (an amazing, little-known fact).
Since publication of the first edition there have been a number of developments. Three new chemical elements have been named and validated: darmstadtium, roetgenium, and copernicium and the section on 'transfermium elements' has now been incorporated into the main part of the book. Economic uses of elements have grown, and some quite rare elements such as Scandium are now economically important, along with updates to elements such as gold due to new roles in industry. Fully revised and updated
for 2010, this browsable compendium holds a wealth of useful information.
Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; The elements (A-Z) ; The periodic table ; Appendix: the discovery of the elements in chronological order ; Bibliography ; Lists of elements and atomic numbers ; Index