Eric Scerri A Tale of Seven Elements

ISBN 13: 9780195391312

A Tale of Seven Elements

Valutazione media 3,24
( su 79 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780195391312: A Tale of Seven Elements

In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for 'counting' the elements. Soon afterwards, it became clear that there were precisely seven elements missing from the periodic table?those that had yet to be isolated among the 92 naturally occurring elements from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). In A Tale of Seven Elements, Eric Scerri will present the discovery of those seven elements, five of which are radioactive and three or possibly four of were first isolated by women.

The book covers a period roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the discovery of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. In some cases, the state of war directly influenced attempts to isolate some of the seven elements?this is true of protactinium, when, in 1916, its discoverer, Lise Meitner, wrote of the problems she encountered in purchasing even the most basic items of laboratory equipment. During the second war, the discovery of nuclear fission, also by Meitner and her associates, quickly led to the development of the nuclear weapons program and the associated technologies of particle accelerators. Clearly, scientific discoveries occur within a social and political context and the discovery of the seven elements is no exception. This book draws together for the first time the fascinating stories of the discoveries of these seven elements, placing them in historical context.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

it is an excellent read, and it is warmly recommended to all students and practitioners of chemistry and related fields, and to all those who are interested in the history and the culture of science. ( Istvan Hargittai, Journal of Structural Chemistry)

Eric Scerri offers us a fascinating account of the discovery of these seven elements. Author of The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance (2007), Scerri is superbly qualified for this task: chemist, philosopher of science and historian, he is the foremost contemporary analyst of the periodic table. ( Alan Rocke, THE)

As a professional historian of chemistry who thought that he already knew these stories, I was surprised by how much novel and interesting material Scerri has unearthed in this admirable book. He offers corrections to many long-standing textbook errors, both historical and scientific, and presents a fresh, thoroughly researched understanding of a complex web of interacting research during a period of about 30 years... chemists, historians and philosophers of science, as well as educated laypeople, will unquestionably find this book an entertaining and highly instructive read. ( Alan Rocke, THE)

fascinating stories, full of priority disputes, nationalistic squabbles, firm announcements of non-existent elements, and flashes of comedy and tragedy. ( Virginia Trimble, The Observatory)

It's an extraordinary rich and complete book, not only regarding the chemistry of each of the studied elements, but also on the nature of science [translation] ( Revista Eureka sobre Ensenanza y Divulgacion de las Ciencias)

You could say the periodic table is elementary, but Eric Scerri shows that the stories behind the key discoveries in chemistry were dramatic, political and full of blind alleys. ( New Scientist)

compulsory reading for those who wish to inject some life into the story of the elements and the periodic table. ( Kevin de Berg, Science and Education)

L'autore:

Dr. Eric Scerri is a leading philosopher of science specializing in the history and philosophy of the periodic table. He is also the founder and editor in chief of the international journal Foundations of Chemistry and has been a full-time lecturer at UCLA for the past ten years where he regularly teaches classes of 350 chemistry students as well as classes in history and philosophy of science. He is the author of The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Eric Scerri
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 213 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for counting the elements. Soon afterwards, it became clear that there were precisely seven elements missing from the periodic table-those that had yet to be isolated among the 92 naturally occurring elements from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). In A Tale of Seven Elements, Eric Scerri will present the discovery of those seven elements, five of which are radioactive and three or possibly four of were first isolated by women. The book covers a period roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the discovery of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. In some cases, the state of war directly influenced attempts to isolate some of the seven elements-this is true of protactinium, when, in 1916, its discoverer, Lise Meitner, wrote of the problems she encountered in purchasing even the most basic items of laboratory equipment. During the second war, the discovery of nuclear fission, also by Meitner and her associates, quickly led to the development of the nuclear weapons program and the associated technologies of particle accelerators. Clearly, scientific discoveries occur within a social and political context and the discovery of the seven elements is no exception. This book draws together for the first time the fascinating stories of the discoveries of these seven elements, placing them in historical context. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780195391312

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,69
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Scerri, Eric
Editore: Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Poverty Hill Books
(La Grange, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Codice libro della libreria 9032357

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,69
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Eric Scerri
Editore: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2013. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. 213 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for counting the elements. Soon afterwards, it became clear that there were precisely seven elements missing from the periodic table-those that had yet to be isolated among the 92 naturally occurring elements from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). In A Tale of Seven Elements, Eric Scerri will present the discovery of those seven elements, five of which are radioactive and three or possibly four of were first isolated by women. The book covers a period roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the discovery of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. In some cases, the state of war directly influenced attempts to isolate some of the seven elements-this is true of protactinium, when, in 1916, its discoverer, Lise Meitner, wrote of the problems she encountered in purchasing even the most basic items of laboratory equipment. During the second war, the discovery of nuclear fission, also by Meitner and her associates, quickly led to the development of the nuclear weapons program and the associated technologies of particle accelerators. Clearly, scientific discoveries occur within a social and political context and the discovery of the seven elements is no exception. This book draws together for the first time the fascinating stories of the discoveries of these seven elements, placing them in historical context. Codice libro della libreria AOP9780195391312

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,12
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Eric Scerri
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0195391314

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,33
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,24
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Scerri, Eric
Editore: Oxford University Press (2013)
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195391314

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Eric Scerri
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97801953913120000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,08
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Eric Scerri
Editore: OUP USA 2013-07-18 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Quantità: 3
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA 2013-07-18, 2013. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-LBR-01198113

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,45
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Scerri, Eric
Editore: OUP USA (2013)
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
English-Book-Service Mannheim
(Mannheim, Germania)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro OUP USA, 2013. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria L9780195391312

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,91
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,00
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Eric Scerri
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for 'counting' the elements. Soon afterwards, it became clear that there were precisely seven elements missing from the periodic table-those that had yet to be isolated among the 92 naturally occurring elements from hydrogen (#1). book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780195391312_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,46
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,86
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Eric Scerri
ISBN 10: 0195391314 ISBN 13: 9780195391312
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 145mm x 30mm x 211mm. Hardcover. In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for 'counting' the elements. Soon afterwards, it became clear that there were precisely seven elements missing from t.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 270 pages. 0.431. Codice libro della libreria 9780195391312

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 23,39
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro