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#1 Deano 1

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

I got this from " The Works " yesterday for £4.99. It's one of the best books I've bought in years.

It explains how,who and when the table came to be and everything you need to know about each element.

It has 240 pages. Bargain.

 


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 12:33 PM

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#3 fruitfulsteve

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

Excellent find.

 

Just ordered a copy myself, £7.19 but still a bargain :)


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:39 PM

Price has gone up to £8.99, you can still get it on Amazon for £6.99 or Ebay £6.11 free post.


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#5 fruitfulsteve

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:01 PM

Damn it, mine wasn't even free post :angry:


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:01 AM

An excellent FREE book is the Gold Book, and it's not about gold.

IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology - the Gold Book. http://goldbook.iupac.org
Download at http://goldbook.iupa...DF/goldbook.pdf

An excellent periodic table at http://www.nist.gov/...iodic-table.pdf
 

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:03 PM

I got this from " The Works " yesterday for £4.99. It's one of the best books I've bought in years.

It explains how,who and when the table came to be and everything you need to know about each element.

It has 240 pages. Bargain.

Very nice find, looks well presented. Might get myself a copy too!



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:04 AM

Download, The Periodic Table - A Field Guide to the Elements by Paul Parsons and Gail Dixon at http://www.men-of-un...he Elements.pdf
 

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:24 AM

Somewhat related, but there is a book by the Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji on the elements.  It's a little weird and quirky, but it's an interesting item.  He has personified all the elements.

 

http://www.amazon.co...th the Elements



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Posted 12 August 2014 - 05:02 PM

Also pretty cool.

 

I've always found the element song with 'layman' illustrations rather funny. Silicon has boob implants as the illustration :D 


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#11 fruitfulsteve

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

My copy turned up yesterday. Really nice illustrations and very informative text.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=SmwlzwGMMwc

 

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 07:57 AM

Periodic table's seventh row finally filled as four new elements are added http://www.theguardi...ments-are-added


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 11:20 PM

Dam, I'll have to buy a new mug now, yes my favourite drinking vessel is a periodic table cup had it three years now, I do get grief off it from the domestic authorities For being a "nerd" But it makes me look interesting:)
Although the new names when they are chosen ? maybe handy in a pub quiz !!




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