How the World Works: The Periodic Table: From Hydrogen to Oganesson (Paperback)
Everything in the universe is made of chemical elements, including you. In 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev produced a periodic table designed to illustrate the properties of the known elements. This arrangement of the elements in order of increasing atomic number was an important milestone in the development of chemistry, and led to the establishment of periodic law.Written in a straightforward, easily comprehensible way, How the World Works: The Periodic Table explores the story of each element, describing the people who discovered them, and taking us on a journey of discovery from the dawn of science to the space age.
About the Author
Anne Rooney earned a degree and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Cambridge. After a period of teaching at the universities of Cambridge and York, she became a full-time writer. She has written many books on the history and philosophy of science, and on other aspects of science and technology. She lives in Cambridge, England.