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"...in an encyclopedia that brims with life-long reference value, the student has the whole and complete record of the elements at his fingertips."
"... goes beyond just listing properties and chemical facts. It is full of interesting historical information, anecdotes and fascinating asides."
"The book is well researched and very accurate, providing the reader with reliable information. ...is a highly interesting addition to the chemical literature. ... I do not know of any other book that could at this moment be listed as a serious competitor. ...is a full-sized academic source of reference that will probably rapidly find lots of friends in all fields from (of course) inorganic chemistry, mineralogy and material science but probably among solid-state physics and geochemists, too."
The Chemical Educator
"...is full of fascinating accounts of the history of the elements and the uses to which they are put."
Chemistry & Industry
"... the most comprehensive >one-stop< compilation of factual data on the chemical elements and their history, occurrence and applications."
"...a useful compendium of the science, technology, culture, and history of the elements...for anyone interested in the history of chemistry, it should be a pleasure to pick an element at random and read one of these delightful essays..."
American Reference Books Annual, 2005
"This excellent encyclopedia deserves to reach a wide readership, and it is to be hoped that it will be bought by many university, senior school, and even city libraries."
Angewandte Chemie I.E.
"...a valuable reference book for any scientist or engineer ... professional chemists, physicists, mineralogists, and metallurgists as well as students ...will find the history of the elements, their discovery and properties interesting."