The Secret Life Of The Periodic Table

Author: Ben Still
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770858107
Size: 43.65 MB
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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.

The Secret Life Of The Periodic Table

Author: Dr Ben Still
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844039102
Size: 33.78 MB
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Every element has character, be it volatile, aloof, gregarious or enigmatic. They also have incredible stories of how they came to be, how they were discovered and how their qualities have been harnessed to make everything we have in the world. The Secret Life of the Periodic Table gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how Mendeleev's table was formulated and the individual elements found, as well as explaining the fundamentals of atomic science and each element's place in the table and our universe.

The Periodic Table Of Heavy Rock

Author: Ian Gittins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473528410
Size: 76.51 MB
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'Jimi Hendrix was not so much an element in a Periodic Table of Heavy Rock as an entire elemental spectrum in a parallel universe.' Welcome to The Periodic Table of Heavy Rock! Instead of hydrogen to helium, here you'll find Smashing Pumpkins to Spinal Tap - 118 artists that have defined this music genre arranged following the logical ordering of The Periodic Table of Elements. Many of these elements are as unstable and reactive as their chemical counterparts. Shared style influences and band members are all mapped out here, along with the vast spectrum of sound this genre. Grunge rock through to hardcore, blues rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, arena rock, glam rock and glam metal, punk rock, blues metal, 80s new wave, comedy metal, thrash, death, intelligent AND nu-metal are all represented here. Includes: Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Queen, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Yes, Slipknot, Nirvana, ZZ Top, Sex Pistols, Meat Loaf, Queens of the Stone Age, the Doors, Pixies, Frank Zappa, Slade, Marilyn Manson, The Beatles and Spinal Tap and many, many more... Also includes a beautiful The Periodic Table of Heavy Rock poster.

The Secret Life Of Equations

Author: Rich Cochrane
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770858084
Size: 49.48 MB
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A new way to understand the nature of equations with a look at 50 of the most important ones.

The Art Of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Size: 26.64 MB
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

The Mathematics Bible

Author: Colin Beveridge
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770857933
Size: 62.27 MB
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Mathematics has a history filled with brilliant minds and world-changing discoveries. It just needs to be made accessible. And that's exactly what "The Mathematics Bible" does. It describes the history and development of mathematics in easily understood language. It introduces the most important players, societies and cultures, like the Ancient Egyptians and Pythagoreans, and key figures such as Galileo, Dodgson, Babbage and Lovelace. It brings the ancient science and art of mathematics into the contemporary world of the 21st century. Accessible, well-informed and fully illustrated, this is a book that shows perfectly just how varied and fascinating mathematics can be. These definitive guides to their subjects together have sold over three million copies worldwide. Their success is undoubtedly owed to the comprehensiveness and quality of content, for an excellent price, and the smaller size is nonetheless filled with 400 illustrations.

Periodic Tales

Author: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006207881X
Size: 10.96 MB
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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.

Particle Physics Brick By Brick

Author: Ben Still
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780228100126
Size: 24.62 MB
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"A unique and fascinating exploration of the building blocks that make up our Universe, Particle physics brick by brick illustrates and illuminates the twelve core building block particles and the forces that act upon them to create the world as we know it. Starting with the Big Bang and ending with the Higgs boson particle and the future beyond, this is a comprehensive and uniquely visual guide to quantum physics"--Back cover.

Eureka An Infographic Guide To Science

Author: Tom Cabot
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008169551
Size: 26.35 MB
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Discover how the world really works in this spectacular journey through space and time that shows the fundamentals of science in groundbreaking visuals, from the Big Bang to Artificial Intelligence.