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A Guide to the Elements
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date December 12, 1996
Pages 240
Binding Hardcover
Edition Reissue
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195080834
ISBN-10 0195080831
Dimensions 1 by 8.75 by 11.75 in.
Weight 2.75 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $37.50
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The chemical elements and the basic principles of chemistry are the foundations of all scientific study, but this is the first book devoted to making information about the elements easily available and understandable. A Guide to the Elements begins with an introductory section that explains some of the basic concepts of chemistry and traces the history and development of the periodic table of the elements. In clear, nontechnical language, using historical anecdotes and everyday examples, noted science writer Albert Stwertka makes complex ideas and terms easily understandable. Each of the 112 elements is discussed in a separate article accompanied by photographs--many in full color--of practical applications of the elements.
Middle school and high school students will find this a welcome reference, as will adults with no background in chemistry. An excellent "look-it-up" resource as well as a superb introduction to chemistry, A Guide to the Elements is a good beginning step on the road to chemical literacy.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195080834
 
3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 1, 2012)
9780199832514 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.00 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $39.95
2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 2, 2002)
9780195150261 | details & prices | 248 pages | 8.50 × 10.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.80 lbs | List price $80.00
About: Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe, and discusses the most recent element discovered.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reissue edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 12, 1996)
9780195080834 | details & prices | 240 pages | 8.75 × 11.75 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.75 lbs | List price $37.50
About: Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe
Paperback
Book cover for 9780195150278 Book cover for 9780199832521
 
3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (February 1, 2012)
9780199832521 | details & prices | 256 pages | 7.25 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $21.95
About: Newly updated throughout, and now covering 118 elements, this crystal-clear guide to the periodic table illuminates the basic concepts of chemistry as it traces the history and development of our knowledge of the material world.
2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (May 2, 2002)
9780195150278 | details & prices | 248 pages | 7.00 × 10.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.65 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe, and discusses the most recent element discovered.
With Smutzer | Revised edition from Oxford Univ Pr (June 1, 1999)
9780195127089 | details & prices | 240 pages | 7.00 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 1.65 lbs | List price $17.95
This edition also contains Sensory Biology
About: Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe
Prebinding
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2 reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439580370 | details & prices | 248 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $28.95
About: Newly updated with the stunning discovery of two new elements, A Guide to the Elements, 2nd Edition is still the easy-to-read, easy-to-understand resource to the periodic table that students and teachers of the physical sciences expect.
from Turtleback Books (January 1, 2002); titled "Guide To The Elements"
9780613921596 | details & prices | 7.25 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 2.10 lbs | List price $33.00
About: Presents the basic concepts of chemistry and explains complex theories before offering a separate article on each of the building blocks that make up the universe, and discusses the most recent element discovered.

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