Seven Elements That Have Changed the World (Paperback)

John Browne

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Shortlisted for 2014's Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, John Browne's Seven Elements That Have Changed the World: Iron, Carbon, Gold, Silver, Uranium, Titanium, Silicon reveals how humans have put the Earth's resource to extraordinary use, but not always for the benefit of humankind.

The book takes you on an adventure of human passion, ingenuity and discovery, but it is a journey that is far from over: we continue to find surprising new uses for each of these seven key elements.

Discover how titanium pervades modern consumer society, how natural gas is transforming the global energy sector and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technological revolution.

Seven Elements is a unique mix of science, history and politics, interwoven with the author's extensive personal and professional experience.


Product Details

  • Product code: AIXHL
  • ISBN: 9781780224367
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.9cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Feb 06 00:00:00 GMT 2014
  • Book points: 9

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