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The Resource A world from dust : how the periodic table shaped life, Ben McFarland ; illustrations by Gala Bent and Mary Anderson

A world from dust : how the periodic table shaped life, Ben McFarland ; illustrations by Gala Bent and Mary Anderson

Label
A world from dust : how the periodic table shaped life
Title
A world from dust
Title remainder
how the periodic table shaped life
Statement of responsibility
Ben McFarland ; illustrations by Gala Bent and Mary Anderson
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The stacked boxes in the Periodic Table of the Elements hold surprises. These elements tell a story that gives a hidden order to chemistry, geology, biology, and even history. Ben McFarland traces billions of years of evolution, beginning with math and ending with us. In this story, the periodic table helps us see new things. These events come alive in 40 original illustrations by print artist Gala Bent and medical illustrator Mary Anderson.-- book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McFarland, Ben
Dewey number
572
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD467
LC item number
.M37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bent, Gala
  • Anderson, Mary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chemical elements
  • Periodic law
  • Periodic table of the elements
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Chemical elements
  • Periodic law
  • Periodic table of the elements
  • Biogenese
  • Chemische Evolution
  • Chemisches Element
  • Periodensystem
Label
A world from dust : how the periodic table shaped life, Ben McFarland ; illustrations by Gala Bent and Mary Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arsenic life? -- Predicting the chemistry inside a cell -- Unfolding the periodic table -- The triple-point planet -- Seven chemical clues to first life -- Wheels within wheels -- The risk and reward of sunlight -- One step back, two steps forward -- Cracked open and knit together by oxygen -- The return of the exiled elements -- How chemistry shaped history -- A familiar refrain
Control code
ocn925500017
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 333 pages
Isbn
9780190275013
Lccn
2016002637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o925500017
  • (OCoLC)925500017
Label
A world from dust : how the periodic table shaped life, Ben McFarland ; illustrations by Gala Bent and Mary Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arsenic life? -- Predicting the chemistry inside a cell -- Unfolding the periodic table -- The triple-point planet -- Seven chemical clues to first life -- Wheels within wheels -- The risk and reward of sunlight -- One step back, two steps forward -- Cracked open and knit together by oxygen -- The return of the exiled elements -- How chemistry shaped history -- A familiar refrain
Control code
ocn925500017
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 333 pages
Isbn
9780190275013
Lccn
2016002637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o925500017
  • (OCoLC)925500017

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