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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
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.