Book Reviews of The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements (Science Masters Series)

The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements (Science Masters Series)
The Periodic Kingdom A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements - Science Masters Series
Author: P. W. Atkins
ISBN-13: 9780465072651
ISBN-10: 0465072658
Publication Date: 7/1995
Pages: 161
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey into the Land of the Chemical Elements (Science Masters Series) on + 160 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
"Short, easy-to-read...presents cutting-edge ideas in a format that will enable a broad audience to attain scientific literacy."
- From back cover

This particular book in the series is about chemistry and the periodic table of elements. It is actually a pretty interesting read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Atkins makes the periodic table into a kingdom and takes us riding through its hills and valleys to understand what makes it tick.

And, I'm kind of impressed. Mostly I remember the periodic table as a dull thing, mostly having to do with rote memorization rather than anything actually interesting. Atkins actually makes things interesting, dealing both with the history of the table and the discovery of the elements, through the final understanding of why things work the way they do and the dawn of modern chemistry.

It was quick, and interesting, in its way. 3.5 of 5 stars.