The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements: A Reference Guide (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2006 - Science - 422 pages
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Understanding the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is critical for success in the chemistry classroom and laboratory. In today's classroom, students not only need to understand the properties of the chemical elements, but how these elements play such an integral role in industry, the earth and the environment, and in modern life. No resource provides a better introduction than Robert Krebs's "The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements." In this thoroughly revised edition, with extensive new examples on the importance of the chemical elements, the elements are examined within their groups, enabling students to make connections between elements of similar structure. In addition, the discovery and history of each element - from those known from ancient times to those created in the modern laboratory - is explained clearly and concisely.

Understanding the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is critical for success in the chemistry classroom and laboratory. In today's classroom, students not only need to understand the properties of the chemical elements, but how these elements play such an integral role in industry, the earth and the environment, and in modern life. No resource provides a better introduction than Robert Krebs's "The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements." In this thoroughly revised edition, with extensive new and updated examples on the use of the chemical elements, the elements are examined within their groups, enabling students to make connections between elements of similar structure. In addition, the discovery and history of each element - from those known from ancient times to those created in the modern laboratory - is explained clearly and concisely.

In addition to the handy Guide to the Chemical Elements that comprises the bulk of the work, "The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements" includes other useful features:

; Introductory material on the basics of chemistry and the Periodic Table

; Appendices on the discoverers of the chemical elements

; A glossary of words commonly used in chemistry and chemical engineering

; A complete bibliography of useful resources, including websites

All of this information makes "The History and Use of Our Earth's Chemical Elements" the ideal one-volume resource for understanding the importance of the chemical elements.

  

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ROBERT E. KREBS has written seven books for Greenwood Press. He has taught chemistry, biology, and other sciences at several schools and universities. Dr. Krebs has served as a science specialist in the federal government and a research administrator for four universities. He retired as Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate College at the Medical Center of the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago.

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