Building Blocks of the Universe Author:Isaac Asimov Lancer Books (c) 1966 — Publication date 1966 — Once there were 96. Now there are 102. The number of basic elements expands with man's knowledge of the universe. But it is still a limited number, and in this book Dr. Asimov tells exactly why. As both teacher and writer, Dr. Asimov has made a career of showing how endlessly fascinating the subject ... more »of chemistry is. He has always written about science in an entertaining, dramatic style, and he excels his earlier works in this book about his own specialty.
He discusses some of the chemical elements separately, some of them in groups - according to their importance to man and their importance in the overall scheme of things... as well as countless fascinating sidelights.
The publishers sincerely believe there is no other book on the subject which opens up such wide vistas on the world in which we live and makes us so keenly aware of the things which most of us take for granted.« less