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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 subat ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Walker Books
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Sam
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was really, really fun to read. Useful stuff fills these pages, such as how many up and down quarks are in a proton versus a neutron.

Perfect for the shelves of scientists, sorcerers, alchemists, and the curious.
Donna
Nov 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
A nice little chemical overview for the layman.
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May 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
A lovely little book, although I suspect that it would be completely over my head if I didn't know much about science.
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