Readership: Ideal for general readers who came across the periodic table in school and are curious to learn more, as well as students of courses in the physical sciences.
Eric R. Scerri, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr Eric Scerri is a lecturere in chemistry as well as hisotry and philosophy of science at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of three books, The Periodic Table: Its story and its significance, (OUP, 2007), Collected Papers on the Philosophy of Chemistry (Imperial College Press, 2008), and Selected Papers on the Periodic Table (Imperial College Press, 2009). He has authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and many articles in popular science magazines including Scientific American, American Scientist, Cosmos, and
Chemical Heritage, among others. He is the editor of the Springer journal Foundations of Chemistry.
"an ideal ... gift to anyone intersted in the "central icon" of the "central science", especially students and young persons in general." - Foundations of Chemistry
"Scerri's writing is lively, engaging, and accessible." - Journal of Chemical Education
"Overall this stylish and snappy book will entertain and enlighten you, and its convenient size means it can do so when you're on the go" - Chemistry World
2: Atomic weight, Triads and Prout
3: Steps towards the periodic table
4: Triumph of a Russian genius
5: The impact of the new physics
6: How the electron explains the periodic table
7: How chemists reacted
8: Quantum Mechanics makes further advances
9: Forged in the stars
10: Back to Chemistry
11: Why so many tables? Which is best?