Multcolib Homework Center Picks: The Periodic Table

The Disappearing Spoon
The Disappearing Spoon And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World From the Periodic Table of the Elements By Kean, Sam Book - 2010 546 K243d 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:"The Periodic Table is one of man's crowning scientific achievements. But it's also a treasure trove of stories of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession. The infectious tales and astounding details in THE DISAPPEARING SPOON follow carbon, neon, silicon, and gold as they play out their parts in human." (From publisher.)

The Periodic Table
The Periodic Table A Very Short Introduction By Scerri, Eric R. Book - 2011 546.8 S289p 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book may be short, but it includes lots of valuable information. A modern take on the periodic table, it includes sections on applications for physics.

The Elements
The Elements An Illustrated History of the Periodic Table By Jackson, Tom Book - 2012 546.8 J144e 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Jackson charts the history of the periodic table against the wider history of cultural and intellectual development. Includes a handy timeline about landmarks in the development of the Periodic Table and over 300 useful illustrations.

Fizz, Bubble & Flash!
Fizz, Bubble & Flash! Element Explorations & Atom Adventures for Hands-on Science Fun! By Brandolini, Anita J. Book - 2003 j 546.078 B8191f 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book, aimed at students in 4th-8th grade, will give you great ideas for science projects about the elements and other chemistry topics. Learn about the periodic table hands-on!

The Elements
The Elements What You Really Want to Know By Miller, Ron Book - 2006 j 546 M649e 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Aimed at middle and high-schoolers, this book, will give you an understanding of how scientists learned about atoms and discovered the major elements.

Who Invented the Periodic Table?
Who Invented the Periodic Table? By Saunders, N. eBook - 2012 OverDrive downloadable ebook Check availability»

Annotation:Part of the "Breakthroughs in Science and Technology" series, this eBook will tell you the fascinating stories of the many whose work led to the creation of the Periodic Table.

The Periodic Table : Elements With Style!
The Periodic Table : Elements With Style! By Dingle, Adrian Book - 2007 j 546.8 D584p 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Want some cartoon pictures to help you keep the elements straight? Then this is the book for you! Helpful for middle-schoolers or anyone who wants a fun introduction to this topic.


Learning about the Periodic Table of the Elements? Check out these books to help you understand it's history, organization and uses. These resources are at a variety of levels, from those useful to middle-school students to those published for adults. All of them serve to offer an introduction to the topic for those without a lot of background knowledge.

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