Wiley-VCH, Weinheim World of the Elements Cover You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know tha.. Product #: 978-3-527-32065-3 Regular price: $21.40 $21.40 In Stock

World of the Elements

Elements of the World

Quadbeck-Seeger, Hans-Jürgen

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1. Edition July 2007
II, 116 Pages, Hardcover
90 Pictures (90 Colored Figures)
General Reading

ISBN: 978-3-527-32065-3
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

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You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know that your cell phone contains arsenic, and that the tin pest is not a disease? In this beautifully designed book you will find all necessary and interesting facts about the elements.

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You know that you need oxygen to breathe, that neon can glow and chrome shines? But did you know that your cell phone contains arsenic, your spectacles contain rhodium and that the tin pest is not a disease? And can you name just three researchers whom we have to thank for all these results?

Here, Professor Quadbeck-Seeger, a long-serving member of the board at BASF, goes in search of these and other questions. Based on the periodic table, the key reference source for any natural scientist, he explains the criteria that define an element's position in the table and are responsible for its particular characteristics. In a clear and concise manner, he describes for each element the story behind its discovery, its physical and chemical properties as well as its role in our everyday lives. Enriched by a wealth of interesting details, this beautifully designed book in full color represents not only varied reading, but also a treasure trove of surprising facts.

Ideally combined with the "Historical Periodic Table" poster, this book is aimed at younger audiences and is thus particularly suitable for schools, lectures and other courses.

"Mit einer Fülle von Details beschreibt Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger, ehemaliger Forschungsvorstand der BASF und Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), die Geschichte von jedem Element, seine Entdeckung und seine physikalischen und chemischen Eigenschaften. Der Autor schrieb kein Lehrbuch, eher ein >Buch des Wissens<, aus dem sich viel erfahren und lernen lässt...Das Buch wendet sich an alle naturwissenschaftlich Interessierten und vor allem auch an das junge Publikum. Es ist hervorragend geeignet für Schule, Vorlesungen und andere Studienveranstaltungen."
PZ- Pharmazeutische Zeitung
Prof Hans-Jürgen Quadbeck-Seeger was a long-serving member of the board at BASF, responsible for research. He is honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, was President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, a member of the senate at the Max-Planck Society and has over 50 patents and several books to his name.

H.-J. Quadbeck-Seeger, Bad Dürkheim