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Seven Elements That Changed the World: An Adventure of Ingenuity and Discovery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pegasus Books
Publication date April 15, 2015
Pages 279
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781605986913
ISBN-10 1605986917
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Other format details sci/tech
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"Mr. Browne uses his chosen elements to frame a wide-ranging look at scientific progress. It's also a lot of fun."―The Wall Street Journal

The fascinating story of how seven elements―iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium, and silicon―have changed modern life, for good and ill.

With carbon we access heat, light and mobility at the flick of a switch, while silicon enables us to communicate across the globe in an instant. Uranium is both productive (nuclear power) and destructive (nuclear bombs); iron is the bloody weapon of war, but also the economic tool of peace; our desire for alluring gold is the foundation of global trade, but has also led to the death of millions. John Browne, CEO of British Petroleum (BP) for twelve years, vividly describes how seven elements are shaping the world around us, for better and for worse.

Combining history, science and politics, Seven Elements takes you on a present-day adventure of human passion, ingenuity and discovery. This journey is far from over: we continue to find surprising new uses for these seven elements. Discover how titanium pervades modern consumer society, how natural gas is transforming the global energy sector, and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technology revolution.



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Hardcover
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from Pegasus Books (March 1, 2014)
9781605985404 | details & prices | 279 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $27.95
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from Pegasus Books (April 15, 2015)
9781605986913 | details & prices | 279 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.95
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