The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into the Land of the Chemical Elements

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995 - Chemical elements - 161 pages
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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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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

A pleasant, brightly written book, using the analogy of a kingdom with various regions for the periodic table. The analogy is a bit strained, but I can still see the lakes of mercury and bromine in my ... Read full review

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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

I’ve yet to read a book on science that was one giant metaphor. Normally, authors want to just educate the reader on a concept, flesh it out with rich histories and context, and then move on to the ... Read full review

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