The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into the Land of the Chemical Elements
This is a journey of imagination in which the periodic table is treated as a country, a periodic kingdom, each region of which corresponds to an element. The book introduces the reader (who needs no prior knowledge of chemistry) to the general features of the table, the history of the elements and the underlying arrangement of the table in terms of the structure and properties of atoms.
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Review: The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical ElementsUser Review - Ann - Goodreads
Atkins presents the trends in the periodic table in a comprehensive way describing this as a kingdom. He develops the concepts in chemistry, the attributes of the elements, alongside some of the ... Read full review
Review: The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical ElementsUser Review - Becky - Goodreads
Utter crap. I don't think I've ever disliked a book so quickly as this one. I read the first few pages then flipped through the rest in disbelief that it could be so bad! I checked it out from the ... Read full review