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    • Nature's Building Blocks 

    • An A-Z Guide to the Elements
    • By: John Emsley
    • Narrated by: Kevin Scollin
    • Length: 25 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Written by award-winning science writer John Emsley, this informative and highly enjoyable book explains the what, the why and the wherefore of the elements. Arranged alphabetically, from Actinium to Zirconium, it is a complete guide to all the elements that are currently known, with more extensive coverage of those we encounter in our everyday life. The entry on each element reveals where it came from, what role it may have in the human body, the foods that contain it, how it was discovered, its role in human health, the uses and misuses to which it is put, and its environmental role.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Content Good! Delivery Bland

    • By Theodore on 07-01-13

    Regular price: $39.95