Anne Rooney con How the World Works: The Periodic Table: From Hydrogen to Oganesson
Reseña del editor 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 into what the whole world is made of. Biografía del autor Anne Rooney gained a degree and a PhD from Trinity College, Cambridge. After 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 other aspects of science and technology. She has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge.