A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table

Author: Gill Arbuthnott

Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Educational

ISBN: 9781472908858

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 64

View: 8125

A Beginners Guide to the Periodic Table is a mind-blowing guide to the elements that make up the periodic table. By linking each element to a story, wacky science analogy or fascinating fact, Gill creates a unique first reference to the periodic table. From smelly sulphur and exploding hydrogen to why Stevie Wonder is blind and everything in between, Gill seamlessly explains the mind-boggling 92 elements which will make you look at the periodic table in a whole new light!??Packed full of eye-catching illustrations and fantastic explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative first introductory to the periodic table ever! Packed full of eye-catching illustrations and fantastic explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative first introductory to the periodic table ever!
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Your Guide to the Periodic Table

Author: Gill Arbuthnott

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778722458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3555

Your Guide to the Periodic Table is an easy-to-follow introduction to the elements that make up the periodic table of elements. Each element is linked to a science story or fascinating fact, from what makes sulfur smelly to what makes hydrogen explode, and everything in between. Packed with illustrations and explanatory diagrams, prepare to be amazed by the most wacky and informative look at the periodic table ever!
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Love and Other Dangerous Chemicals

Author: Anthony Capella

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 0857890263

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2347

Dr. Steven J. Fisher is a young and brilliant biochemist (special subject: the female orgasm). He's invented a Viagra-like pill for women—now he just needs his results to be perfect. Annie is an orgasmically-challenged arts student (special subject: Victorian semicolons). She's just volunteered to be one of Fisher's case studies—but for some reason his miracle treatment isn't working. As scientist and subject bond over romantic meals lit by the flickering glow of a Bunsen burner, Dr. Fisher is surprised to find his feelings taking a most unscientifc turn. . . What if love is one thing science can't explain?
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The Elements

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465474056

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 315

The perfect guide to all 118 elements that make up the periodic table. Learn about their discoveries, uses, and properties. The elements in the periodic table are the ingredients that make up our world. Explore elements such as carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in space, and why the metal mercury can be both a solid and a liquid. Find out about man-made elements, which the smartest chemists are busy figuring out how to use. Learn about scores of other elements, including silver, the alkaline earth metals, the nitrogen elements, and the noble gases, such as helium and krypton. Supporting the STEAM initiative in schools, DK Eyewitness Books: The Elements offers a visual tour of each element, along with simple, clear explanations of where every element comes from and how it is used. Diagrams help clarify and support concepts featured in the book. Packed with stunning photography, the book provides an overview of the chemistry, scientific pioneers, and creation of the periodic table. This detailed, accessible book will inspire young, inquisitive minds--the scientists of tomorrow who will shape our future.
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Author: Heather Hasan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404207035

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1789

Describes the physical characteristics and properties of the element Helium.
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NumPy: Beginner's Guide

Author: Ivan Idris

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785288830

Category: Computers

Page: 348

View: 3321

In today's world of science and technology, it's all about speed and flexibility. When it comes to scientific computing, NumPy tops the list. NumPy will give you both speed and high productivity. This book will walk you through NumPy with clear, step-by-step examples and just the right amount of theory. The book focuses on the fundamentals of NumPy, including array objects, functions, and matrices, each of them explained with practical examples. You will then learn about different NumPy modules while performing mathematical operations such as calculating the Fourier transform, finding the inverse of a matrix, and determining eigenvalues, among many others. This book is a one-stop solution to knowing the ins and outs of the vast NumPy library, empowering you to use its wide range of mathematical features to build efficient, high-speed programs.
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Beginner's Guide to Life on Earth

Author: Gill Arbuthnott

Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Educational

ISBN: 9781472915733


Page: 64

View: 505

What exactly is a living thing? And what is it made of? A Beginner's Guide to Life on Earth starts with the very basics of life and provides manageable bite sized chunks of information to explain away the mystery behind life on Earth. From bacteria to blue whales, slime moulds to sequoias and everything in-between, discover what exactly makes a living thing. Packed full of fantastic artwork and brilliant photos along with amazing facts, A Beginner's Guide to Life on Earth is the perfect guide to life on Earth.
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The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

Author: Dr Ben Still

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844039102

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 2016

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.
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Wonderful Life with the Elements

The Periodic Table Personified

Author: Bunpei Yorifuji

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593274238

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 8065

From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face. In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an element's beard to the clothes on its back. You'll also learn about each element's discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats—or explodes—in water. Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table? In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once you've met them, you'll never forget them.
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Understand Basic Chemistry Concepts

The Periodic Table, Chemical Bonds, Naming Compounds, Balancing Equations, and More

Author: Chris McMullen Ph. D.,Chris McMullen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479134632

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 2839

EDITIONS: This book is available in paperback in 5.5" x 8.5" (portable size), 8.5" x 11" (large size), and as an eBook. This 5.5" x 8.5" edition is the most portable, while the details of the figures - including the periodic tables - are most clear in the large size and large print edition. However, the paperback editions are in black-and-white, whereas the eBooks are in color. OVERVIEW: This book focuses on fundamental chemistry concepts, such as understanding the periodic table of the elements and how chemical bonds are formed. No prior knowledge of chemistry is assumed. The mathematical component involves only basic arithmetic. The content is much more conceptual than mathematical. AUDIENCE: It is geared toward helping anyone – student or not – to understand the main ideas of chemistry. Both students and non-students may find it helpful to be able to focus on understanding the main concepts without the constant emphasis on computations that is generally found in chemistry lectures and textbooks. CONTENTS: (1) Understanding the organization of the periodic table, including trends and patterns. (2) Understanding ionic and covalent bonds and how they are formed, including the structure of valence electrons. (3) A set of rules to follow to speak the language of chemistry fluently: How to name compounds when different types of compounds follow different naming schemes. (4) Understanding chemical reactions, including how to balance them and a survey of important reactions. (5) Understanding the three phases of matter: properties of matter, amorphous and crystalline solids, ideal gases, liquids, solutions, and acids/bases. (6) Understanding atomic and nuclear structure and how it relates to chemistry. (7) VErBAl ReAcTiONS: A brief fun diversion from science for the verbal side of the brain, using symbols from chemistry's periodic table to make word puzzles. ANSWERS: Every chapter includes self-check exercises to offer practice and help the reader check his or her understanding. 100% of the exercises have answers at the back of the book. COPYRIGHT: Teachers who purchase one copy of this book or borrow one copy of this book from a library may reproduce selected pages for the purpose of teaching chemistry concepts to their own students.
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The Periodic Table

An infographic guide to the elements

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781781316719

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 2290

The Periodic Table: An infographic guide to the elements is a fresh new approach to a truly remarkable and instantly recognizable piece of science! Combining cutting edge science with visually fascinating infographics, The Periodic Table allows you to compare and contrast all the different elements at a glance. Which is the densest? Which has the largest atoms? And why are some of them radioactive? Including a big picture view of the periodic table and how atoms work, this book also offers a fact-filled visual guide to each element, from hydrogen to oganesson. Each one is accompanied by technical date (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point) as well as fun facts and stories about their discovery and surprising uses.
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The Elements and the Architecture of Everything

Author: Theodore Gray

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316392839

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 6021

In his highly anticipated sequel to The Elements, Theodore Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine to form the molecules that make up our world. Everything physical is made up of the elements and the infinite variety of molecules they form when they combine with each other. In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in the grand story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Here, he explores through fascinating stories and trademark stunning photography the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world. Gray begins with an explanation of how atoms bond to form molecules and compounds, as well as the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry. He then goes on to explore the vast array of materials molecules can create, including: soaps and solvents; goops and oils; rocks and ores; ropes and fibers; painkillers and dangerous drugs; sweeteners; perfumes and stink bombs; colors and pigments; and controversial compounds including asbestos, CFCs, and thimerosal. Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't; Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Still Probably Shouldn't; and Popular Science magazine's "Gray Matter" column. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of best-selling iPad and iPhone apps, including The Elements, Solar System, Disney Animated, The Orchestra, The Waste Land, and Skulls by Simon Winchester. He lives in Urbana, Illinois. Nick Mann is the photographer of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Aside from having photographed more elements and compounds than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.
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The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Eric R. Scerri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199582491

Category: Science

Page: 147

View: 3891

An introduction to the periodic table explores the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to atomic physics and quantum mechanics.
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The Periodic Table

Its Story and Its Significance

Author: Eric R. Scerri

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195305736

Category: Mathematics

Page: 346

View: 6298

Offers a comprehensive overview of the periodic table, exploring the importance of both the periodic table and the elements themselves as well as how the elements have been interpreted by chemists and philosophers throughout history.
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Buddhism for Beginners

Author: Thubten Chodron

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1559398108

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9973

This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions—beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha’s teachings?"—and provides simple answers in plain English. Thubten Chodron’s responses to the questions that always seem to arise among people approaching Buddhism make this an exceptionally complete and accessible introduction—as well as a manual for living a more peaceful, mindful, and satisfying Life. Buddhism for Beginners is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it’s also a wonderful resource for seasoned students, since the question-and-answer format makes it easy to find just the topic you’re looking for, such as: • What is the goal of the Buddhist path? • What is karma? • If all phenomena are empty, does that mean nothing exists? • How can we deal with fear? • How do I establish a regular meditation practice? • What are the qualities I should look for in a teacher? • What is Buddha-nature? • Why can't we remember our past lives?
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What's Chemistry All About?

What's Science All About?

Author: Alex Frith,Lisa Jane Gillespie,Adam Larkum

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1409585328

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5272

An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure, radiation and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. Simple experiments are provided to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites are provided so readers can find out more. Full colour ebook best viewed on a tablet.
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Lift the Flap Periodic Table

Author: Alice James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781474922661


Page: 16

View: 1306

An innovative approach to what can be a dry and tricky subject, this book is perfect for parents and children to share on the road to learning about the periodic table.
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Mystery of the Periodic Table

Author: Benjamin D Wiker

Publisher: Bethlehem Books

ISBN: 188393771X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 161

View: 2231

Leads the reader on a delightful and absorbing journey through the ages, on the trail of the elements of the Periodic Table as we know them today. He introduces the young reader to people like Von Helmont, Boyle, Stahl, Priestly, Cavendish, Lavoisier, and many others, all incredibly diverse in personality and approach, who have laid the groundwork for a search that is still unfolding to this day. The first part of Wiker's witty and solidly instructive presentation is most suitable to middle school age, while the later chapters are designed for ages 12-13 and up, with a final chapter somewhat more advanced. Illustrated by Jeanne Bendick and Ted Schluenderfritz.
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Basher Science: The Complete Periodic Table

Author: Adrian Dingle,Simon Basher,Dan Green

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 0753442205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 1426

Do you confuse boron with barium or chlorine with fluorine? Fear not! Basher Science has come to the rescue by mixing science and art to create a unique periodic table. From unassuming oxygen to devious manganese, the incredible elements show you the periodic table as you've never seen it before. Basher Science: The Periodic Table gives a face, voice and personality to the chemical elements, making learning chemistry easy and a whole lot more fun. This new expanded edition reflects the latest discoveries, and now each of the 115 elements has not just a picture but an information-packed page all to itself. Basher's highly original books make difficult concepts tangible, understandable and even lovable. With his stylish, contemporary characters he communicates science brilliantly.
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The Periodic Table of Cocktails

Author: Emma Stokes

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350456

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 6273

The Periodic Table of Cocktails is a fun, concise, and appealingly geeky new concept to cocktail appreciation. The foundation of the book is a periodic table organized by cocktail styles (Martinis and Up, Fruity/Tropical, Highballs/Muddles, Collinses/Fizzes, etc.) and by predominant base alcohols across the chart’s rows (vodka, gin, tequila, etc.). If you like one cocktail in the table, you should enjoy all the cocktails that surround it. The book also offers the background history and make-it-yourself recipe for each of the more than 100 “elements” or cocktails. The book will be published with a companion volume, The Periodic Table of Wine.
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