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The amazing history of element names

by Pierre Avenas (author), Minh-Thu Dinh-Audouin (contributions)
Collection: Hors Collection
october 2020
Paper book
14 x 21 format 272 pages In stock
19,00 €
eBook [PDF]
274 pages Download after purchase
12,99 €
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What is the connection between planet Mars and Iron Man, nickel and the Seven Dwarves, or DNA, walnuts and Jupiter, fuchsine, the fox and Zorro, or even ammoniac and the god Amun?

This book tells the stories behind the naming of the elements, whether they are chemical elements of the Periodic Table, first published by Mendeleev in 1869, or organic elements which are components of DNA and RNA, as well as proteins, themselves elements of living kingdom, plants and animals. The book goes further, into materials and products which became essential elements of modern life.

Readers will learn that the names often refer to (or reveal) dreams and aspirations of men and women of their time. This truly amazing history of the names guides us through an incredible set of worlds: nature, astronomy, history, literature, journeys, and even takes in contributions from legends and mythology.



Paper book


Language(s): English

Audience(s): General pubic, Extended public

Publisher: EDP Sciences

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Hors Collection

Published: 26 october 2020

EAN13 Paper book: 9782759824649

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759824977

Interior: Colour

Format (in mm) Paper book: 14 x 21

Pages count Paper book: 272

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 274

Weight (in grammes): 500

Size: 19 Mo (PDF)

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