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  • A Tale of Seven Elements | Eric Scerri

    A Tale of Seven Elements

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Eric Scerri
    • Narrated By Barry Campbell

    Eric Scerri presents the intriguing stories of these seven elements - protactinium, hafnium, rhenium, technetium, francium, astatine and promethium. The book follows the historical order of discovery, roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the isolation of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. For each element, Scerri traces the research that preceded the discovery, the pivotal experiments, the personalities of the chemists involved, the chemical nature of the new element, and its applications in science and technology.

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