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The Secret Life of the Periodic Table

Ben Still, Hamlyn

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Secret Life of, Prose: non-fiction, Popular science, Chemistry

Unlock the secrets of atomic science with this accessible and gripping account of all 118 known elements.

Every element has character, be it volatile, aloof, gregarious or enigmatic. They also have incredible stories of how they came to be, how they were discovered and how their qualities have been harnessed to make everything we have in the world.

The Secret Life of the Periodic Table
gives a fascinating insight into the discovery and use of all 118 elements. It uncovers incredible stories of how Mendeleev's table was formulated and the individual elements found, as well as explaining the fundamentals of atomic science and each element's place in the table and our universe.

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Ben Still

Dr Ben Still is a Physicist at the University of London. Alongside his research career, Ben has been an advocate of new methods of communicating physics. He has worked with artists, designers, and illustrators to show complex physics research topics in a new light. Ben also teaches science in schools and develops innovative methods of classroom teaching. He is the author of Brains Explains: Quantum Physics and The Secret Life of the Periodic Table.

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