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by John. Emsley

Author: John. Emsley
Subcategory: Chemistry
Language: English
Publisher: MACMILLAN; First Published edition (2000)
Pages: 336 pages
Category: Math and Science
Rating: 4.7
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The Shocking History of Phosphorus is the biography of a terrifying chemical element that was discovered long .

The Shocking History of Phosphorus is the biography of a terrifying chemical element that was discovered long before humans were capable of controlling its awesome power. Born of the age of alchemy it brought wealth to a few and misery to many, in the form of medicines, matches, poisons, and warfare agents. Book titles are generally devised by marketing people, as was this one, and they chose it because in the book I say that phosphorus was the 13th element to be discovered.

John Emsley (Author). The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements.

The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition.

Ripped/damaged jacket. The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. Flip to back Flip to front.

Most useful information about phosphorus can be found in this book, and the narrator, John Emsley, does an excellent job in keeping the . This was first published in Great Britain with the title The Shocking History of Phosphorus

Most useful information about phosphorus can be found in this book, and the narrator, John Emsley, does an excellent job in keeping the flow of information from becoming too boring in most places. That being said, some points the book do feel slow to someone who is not in the book to only learn about phosphorus, or if they wish for a more traditional narrative instead of a historical novel. This was first published in Great Britain with the title The Shocking History of Phosphorus. Even with such a provocative title one might wonder how a book devoted to a single chemical element could find commercial success.

Dr John Emsley (born 1938) is a UK popular science writer, broadcaster and academic specialising in chemistry. Shocking History of Phosphorus, 2000. Was it something you ate?, co-author . ell, Oxford University Press, 1999. Molecules at an Exhibition, Oxford University Press, 1998.

John Emsley's 'biography' of phosphorous, The Shocking History of Phosphorus, is eminently skimmable. The vogue for recovering tales from the history of science, such as the stories Dava Sobel tells in Longitude or Galileo's Daughter, demands episodes which unfold during a single lifetime. Emsley, meanwhile, needs to take a wider canvas.

ISBN 0-471-39455-6; published in the UK as: The Shocking History of Phosphorus: A Biography of the Devil’s Element. Macmillan Publishers, Lt. London, England, 2000. Authors and affiliations.

The Shocking History of Phosphorus. Book Binding:Hardback. Book Condition:VERYGOOD. World of Books Ltd was founded in 2005, recycling books sold to us through charities either directly or indirectly. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The Shocking History of Phosphorus: A Biography of the Devil's Element by John Emsley (Hardback, 2000). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Shocking History of Phosphorus, 2000. Winner of the Rhone Poulenc Science Book Prize 1995). John Emsley; James Feeney; Leslie Howard Sutcliffe (1965).

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The history of the chemical Phosphorus and its many uses.