The Chemical Elements
This is one of the six Background Books published for Stage I of the Nuffield Chemistry Sample Scheme. The books were highly illustrated and designed to be attractive. This book describes aspects of the history of chemistry by exploring the discovery of the elements from ancient times up to the creation of artificial transuranium elements.
The book was first published in 1967. The historical content is still largely appropriate for students today – though some discoveries described as ‘recent’ now seem more ‘distant’.
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