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A Guide to the Elements
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Paw Prints
Publication date April 9, 2009
Pages 248
Binding Prebinding
Edition 2 reprint
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781439580370
ISBN-10 1439580375
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Original list price $28.95
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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. A Guide to the Elements, Second Edition 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, Albert Stwertka takes complex ideas and terms easily understandable. Complemented with historical anecdotes and everyday examples, each fascinating article examines one element and is accompanied by photographs many in full color of practical applications. Middle school and high school students will find this a welcome reference, as will adults with no background in chemistry.
This new edition includes:
* A comprehensive list of informative websites
* An epilogue on recent near-discoveries of new elements
* An extensively updated further-reading list
An excellent "look up" resource as well as a superb introduction to chemistry, A Guide to the Elements, Second Edition is a good beginning step on the road to chemical literacy.

Editions
Hardcover
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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.
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
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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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The price comparison is for this edition
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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