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Product Description: 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.In this fascinating volume, Albert Stwertka makes complex ideas and terms easily understandable, drawing upon engaging historical anecdotes and everyday examples to clarify the text, which is complemented by numerous illustrations, many in full color...read more

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9780199832514 | 3 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2012), cover price $39.95
9780195150261 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 2, 2002), cover price $80.00 | About this edition: 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.
9780195080834 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr, December 12, 1996), cover price $37.50 | About this edition: 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:

9780199832521 | 3 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2012), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: 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.
9780195150278 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 2, 2002), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: 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.
9780195127089 | Revised edition (Oxford Univ Pr, June 1, 1999), cover price $17.95 | also contains Sensory Biology | About this edition: 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:

9781439580370 | 2 reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: 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.
9780613921596, titled "Guide To The Elements" | Turtleback Books, January 1, 2002, cover price $33.00 | About this edition: 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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Presents brief descriptions of both the natural and artificially produced elements.

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9780762429851 | Min edition (Running Pr Book Pub, March 12, 2007), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Presents brief descriptions of both the natural and artificially produced elements.

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A thorough introduction to atoms and atomic theory includes sections on the history of science's search for the building blocks of matter and on present day experiments and discoveries.

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9780805035346 | Twenty First Century Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: An overview of nuclear physics discusses the periodic table, quantum particles, and the current standard model for the structure of matter

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9780805035339 | Twenty First Century Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $28.90 | About this edition: An overview of nuclear physics discusses the periodic table, quantum particles, and the current standard model for the structure of matter

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Provides a detailed description of how a telephone works

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9780671694654 | Julian Messner, October 1, 1991, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Provides a detailed description of how a telephone works

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Provides a detailed description of how a telephone works

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9780671694593 | Julian Messner, October 1, 1991, cover price $10.98 | About this edition: Provides a detailed description of how a telephone works

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Shows how energy in the form of electricity does a variety of tasks in and around the home, and tells how to conduct experiments in making electricity

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9780671694647, titled "Heat, Lights and Action!: How Electricity Works" | Silver Burdett Pr, September 1, 1991, cover price $10.28 | About this edition: Shows how energy in the form of electricity does a variety of tasks in and around the home, and tells how to conduct experiments in making electricity

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9780671694586 | Julian Messner, September 1, 1991, cover price $10.98 | About this edition: Shows how energy in the form of electricity does a variety of tasks in and around the home, and tells how to conduct experiments in making electricity

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Discusses new materials being developed to conduct energy more efficiently and the possible impact of this development on future technology

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9780531125267 | Franklin Watts, April 1, 1991, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Discusses new materials being developed to conduct energy more efficiently and the possible impact of this development on future technology

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Explains the basic properties of water, as well as how it is treated and piped to and from the home

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9780671694562 | Julian Messner, March 1, 1991, cover price $10.98 | About this edition: Explains the basic properties of water, as well as how it is treated and piped to and from the home

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Discusses how refrigeration works, covering heat transfer, evaporation, and expansion of gases

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9780671694579 | Julian Messner, March 1, 1991, cover price $10.98 | About this edition: Discusses how refrigeration and air conditioning work.

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Discusses the development and operation of microscopes, how to make slides, and the technique to use in studying them

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9780671670603 | Julian Messner, December 1, 1988, cover price $8.00 | About this edition: Discusses the development and operation of microscopes, how to make slides, and the technique to use in studying them

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9780671637057 | Julian Messner, December 1, 1988, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Discusses the development and operation of microscopes, how to make slides, and the technique to use in studying them

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Surveys new theories and research in the field of mathematics, discussing such topics as non-Euclidean geometry, fractals, chaos, and Godel's proof

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9780531104187 | Franklin Watts, October 1, 1987, cover price $12.90 | About this edition: Surveys new theories and research in the field of mathematics, discussing such topics as non-Euclidean geometry, fractals, chaos, and Godel's proof

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Surveys the history of discoveries in physics from the theories of Aristotle to recent developments, emphasizing the contributions of Isaac Newton

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9780531102244 | Franklin Watts, October 1, 1986, cover price $10.40 | About this edition: Surveys the history of discoveries in physics from the theories of Aristotle to recent developments, emphasizing the contributions of Isaac Newton

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A general history of marijuana use including its source, ways of consumption, side effects, continuing popularity, and the debate over its decriminalization

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9780531101223 | 2 revised edition (Franklin Watts, April 1, 1986), cover price $10.40 | About this edition: A general history of marijuana use including its source, ways of consumption, side effects, continuing popularity, and the debate over its decriminalization

Looks at recent developments in the field of elementary particle physics, discussing matter, relativity, atom composition, the nuclear atom, quarks, and gravitational and electromagnetic force.

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9780531100660 | Franklin Watts, September 1, 1985, cover price $12.90 | About this edition: Examines the achievements in particle physics during the first half of the century and discusses current discoveries of the production, decay, and interaction of more than a hundred different particles deep in the atom nucleus

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Introduces line graphs, bar graphs, pictographs, and pie charts, explains how to interpret graphs and select the right graph for a specific use, and provides information on collecting raw data

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9780671542887 | Julian Messner, April 1, 1985, cover price $9.29 | About this edition: Discusses different kinds of graphs and their uses and gives instructions for drawing graphs for a variety of school projects.

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Shows how computers handle hospital administration, advanced diagnostic equipment, monitoring sensors, and medical research data, and describes ways computers can help the handicapped

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9780531048467 | Franklin Watts, November 1, 1984, cover price $11.90 | About this edition: Describes the many ways computers are used in the medical field, such as in diagnosing diseases, admitting hospital patients, and helping the handicapped to read, talk, and hear.

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Discusses population trends, zero population growth, demography, census taking, dwindling resources, curbs to fertility, and the right to life.

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9780531043509 | Franklin Watts, October 1, 1981, cover price $10.90 | About this edition: Chronicles the growing world population, covering such topics as energy and resources, the political consequences of growth, the changing nature of population, and worldwide birth-control policies

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Discusses the horrible effects of industrial pollution and industrial waste on human beings and their environment.

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9780531042618 | Franklin Watts, April 1, 1981, cover price $11.90 | About this edition: As the environment becomes polluted by chemical dumping, radioactive waste, oil spills, and disasters like Three Mile Island, this book outlines preventive steps to be taken in the future

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