Nature's Building Blocks: An A-Z Guide to the Elements


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John Emsley's Nature's Building Bocks was published in paperback in 2003. In this readable, informative, and fascinating guide to the elements are entries on each of the 100-odd chemical elements, arranged alphabetically from actinium to zirconium. Each entry comprises an explanation of where the element's name comes from, followed by Body element (the role it plays in living things), Element of history (how and when it was discovered), Economic element (what it is used for), Environmental element (where it occurs, how much ...

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Jul 8, 2009

great book

We got this book for our daughter after she borrowed a copy from the library and entertained and taught us little tidbits about the elements. Fun and interesting.

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