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The Resource Periodic tales : a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc, Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Periodic tales : a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc, Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Label
Periodic tales : a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc
Title
Periodic tales
Title remainder
a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Title variation
Cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the spirit of A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, an energetic and wide-ranging book of discovery and discoverers, of exploitation and celebration, and of superstition and science, all in search of the ways the chemical elements are woven into our culture, history, and language"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
Dewey number
546/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QD467
LC item number
.A457 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Periodic law
  • Chemical elements
  • Discoveries in science
  • SCIENCE
  • Chemical elements
  • Discoveries in science
  • Periodic law
  • Chemical elements
  • Periodic law
  • Periodiska systemet
  • Grundämnen
  • Vetenskapshistoria
  • Tabla periódica (Química)
  • Elementos químicos
  • Descubirmienos científicos
Label
Periodic tales : a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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
I. Power : -- El Dorado -- Going platinum -- Noble metals, ignobly announced -- The ochreous stain -- The element traders -- Among the Carbonari -- Plutonium charades -- Mendeleev's suitcases -- The liquid mirror -- II. Fire : -- The circumnavigation of the Sulphur -- Pee is for phosphorus -- 'As under a green sea' -- 'Humanitarian nonsense' -- Slow fire -- Our Lady of Radium -- Nightglow of Dystopia -- Cocktails at the Pale Horse -- The light of the sun -- III. Craft : -- To the Cassiterides -- Dull lead's grey truth -- Our perfect reflection -- The worldwide web -- Au zinc -- Banalization -- 'Turn'd to barnacles' -- The Guild of Aerospace Welders -- The March of the Elements -- IV. Beauty : -- Chromatic revolution -- 'Lonely-chrome America' -- Abbé Suger's sheet sapphire -- Inheritance powder -- Rainbows in the blood -- Crushing emeralds -- The crimson light of neon -- Jezebel's eyes -- V. Earth : -- Swedish rock -- Europium Union -- Auerlight -- Gadolin and Samarsky, everymen of the elements -- Ytterby Gruva
Control code
ocn639164366
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780061824739
Lccn
2011009864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019257296
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061824722
  • (OCoLC)639164366
Label
Periodic tales : a cultural history of the elements, from arsenic to zinc, Hugh Aldersey-Williams
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
I. Power : -- El Dorado -- Going platinum -- Noble metals, ignobly announced -- The ochreous stain -- The element traders -- Among the Carbonari -- Plutonium charades -- Mendeleev's suitcases -- The liquid mirror -- II. Fire : -- The circumnavigation of the Sulphur -- Pee is for phosphorus -- 'As under a green sea' -- 'Humanitarian nonsense' -- Slow fire -- Our Lady of Radium -- Nightglow of Dystopia -- Cocktails at the Pale Horse -- The light of the sun -- III. Craft : -- To the Cassiterides -- Dull lead's grey truth -- Our perfect reflection -- The worldwide web -- Au zinc -- Banalization -- 'Turn'd to barnacles' -- The Guild of Aerospace Welders -- The March of the Elements -- IV. Beauty : -- Chromatic revolution -- 'Lonely-chrome America' -- Abbé Suger's sheet sapphire -- Inheritance powder -- Rainbows in the blood -- Crushing emeralds -- The crimson light of neon -- Jezebel's eyes -- V. Earth : -- Swedish rock -- Europium Union -- Auerlight -- Gadolin and Samarsky, everymen of the elements -- Ytterby Gruva
Control code
ocn639164366
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780061824739
Lccn
2011009864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019257296
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061824722
  • (OCoLC)639164366

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