Essential Elements: Atoms, Quarks, and the Periodic Table

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For anyone interested in the tiny building blocks of our universe, Matt Tweed-the illustrator of Useful Mathematical & Physical Formulae-offers a fascinating introduction to the complex and beautiful world of the elements. Tweed reveals the principal properties and interactions of substances familiar (carbon, oxygen, water) and unfamiliar (rare earth elements and subatomic particles). He explains atomic bonding, radioactivity, and DNA, and presents alternative ways of visualizing the periodic table, as well ...

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Overview

For anyone interested in the tiny building blocks of our universe, Matt Tweed-the illustrator of Useful Mathematical & Physical Formulae-offers a fascinating introduction to the complex and beautiful world of the elements. Tweed reveals the principal properties and interactions of substances familiar (carbon, oxygen, water) and unfamiliar (rare earth elements and subatomic particles). He explains atomic bonding, radioactivity, and DNA, and presents alternative ways of visualizing the periodic table, as well as a succinct synthesis of the Big Bang. Scientists and laymen alike will be entranced.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802714084
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Wooden Books Series
  • Pages: 58
  • Sales rank: 680,589
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 6.92 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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Matthew Tweed is a producer, mathematician, and illustrator.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    A concise overview of atomic theory

    This book is a good overview of much of basic atomic theory and some modern physics. Short articles, well done illustrations, and jargon. This book, and many others by Wooden Books, is concise and straight to the point. The only downside is a few of the illustrations are not well explained.

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