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A world from dust : how the periodic table shaped life / Ben McFarland ; illustrations by Gala Bent and Mary Anderson.

McFarland, Ben (Benjamin J.), author. (Author). Bent, Gala, illustrator. (Added Author). Anderson, Mary, illustrator. (Added Author).
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Seymour Main Library 572 MCFARLAN (Text) 37500004374985 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780190275013
  • ISBN: 0190275014
  • Physical Description: xiv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Arsenic life? -- Predicting the chemistry inside a cell -- Unfolding the periodic table -- The triple-point planet -- Seven chemical clues to first life -- Wheels within wheels -- The risk and reward of sunlight -- One step back, two steps forward -- Cracked open and knit together by oxygen -- The return of the exiled elements -- How chemistry shaped history -- A familiar refrain.
Summary, etc.: The stacked boxes in the Periodic Table of the Elements hold surprises. These elements tell a story that gives a hidden order to chemistry, geology, biology, and even history. Ben McFarland traces billions of years of evolution, beginning with math and ending with us. In this story, the periodic table helps us see new things. These events come alive in 40 original illustrations by print artist Gala Bent and medical illustrator Mary Anderson.-- book jacket
Subject: Chemical elements.
Periodic law.
Periodic table of the elements.

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