Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements

Hydrogen holds the honor of being the first element on the periodic table, and that is because it has the simplest formula: each atom of hydrogen contains one proton and one electron. Hydrogen is also number one in the universe, ...

Author: Lisa Congdon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452162706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 148

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A gorgeous nonfiction book for kids from bestselling artist and author Lisa Congdon! The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements leads young readers in an exploration of all 118 known elements. From their discoveries to their uses to their special properties, this vibrant book explores all things elements. • A visually stunning tour of the periodic table • Complete with profiles of notable scientists, amazing infographics, and more • Features an illustrated history of the periodic table's origins This artful survey of the elements combines science, history, trivia, humor, and endless fascination for science enthusiasts of every age. Middle grade readers will delight in this interesting take on the periodic table of elements. • Great for science lovers and Lisa Congdon fans alike • Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays and holidays for the science-loving kid • Perfect for children ages 10 and up • Equal parts educational and entertaining, this makes a great pick for parents and grandparents, as well as librarians, science teachers, and STEM educators. • You'll love this book if you love books like The Elements Book: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Periodic Table by DK, The Periodic Table by Sean Callery and Miranda Smith, and Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray.

Encyclopedia of the Elements

Further pertinent data is supplied in additional tables throughout the text. Published in Swedish in three volumes from 1998 to 2000, the contents have been revised and expanded by the author for this English edition.

Author: Per Enghag

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: UOM:39015059282551

Category: Science

Page: 1243

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Famous for its history of numerous element discoverers, Sweden is the origin of this comprehensive encyclopedia of the elements. It provides both an important database for professionals as well as detailed reading ranging from historical facts, discoverers' portraits, colour plates of mineral types, natural occurrences, and industrial figures to winning and refining processes, biological roles and applications in modern chemistry, engineering and industry. Elemental data is presented in fact tables which include numerous physical and thermodynamic properties, isotope lists, radiation absorption characteristics, NMR parameters, and others. Further pertinent data is supplied in additional tables throughout the text. Published in Swedish in three volumes from 1998 to 2000, the contents have been revised and expanded by the author for this English edition. The publication of per Enghag's book Encyclopedia of the Elements is a project that the Swedish National Committee has decided to support because the book and its message is important for teachers and pupils in senior high schools and also for students and scientists at the universities. Apart from its considerable scientific and technical value to researchers and professionals in industry, the book is a well-written encyclopedia about the elements, their occurrence and use by mankind. The book is an exciting and also humorous general view of the element discoveries. It lets us meet the discoverers to see how they worked, thought and believed. History of science deals with people and how they act towards scientific facts. One cannot enough emphasize the importance of this type of history to create interest for and understanding of scientific models and ideas. This book is a good example. Bengt Nordén, Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Signs Symbols

Contains definitions and interpretations of over 1,600 signs and symbols and discusses the cross-cultural, sociological, and psychological uses, meaning, and development of signs and symbols as a whole.

Author: Mark O'Connell

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114203263

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Contains definitions and interpretations of over 1,600 signs and symbols and discusses the cross-cultural, sociological, and psychological uses, meaning, and development of signs and symbols as a whole.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Body mind Disciplines

The baby's very first sign of life at birth , crying , is seen by music therapists as combining the primary elements of music — rhythm , movement , and sound in the service of self - expression and communication with other people .

Author: Nancy Allison

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0823925463

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 448

View: 794


Introduces various programs and activities designed to awaken the links between mind, body, and spirit, including sensory therapies, subtle energy practices, massage, movement therapy methods, martial arts, yoga, meditation, and creative arts therapies

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Confucianism N Z

Covers topics related to the understanding of Chinese Confucianism.

Author: Rodney Leon Taylor

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 0823940810

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 869

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- Over 2,000 thoroughly cross-referenced entries listed A-Zdescribe the major beliefs and practices of Confucianism.- Contents by Subject section categorizes entries thematically:Art, Architecture, and Iconography; Astrology, Cosmology,and Mythology; Biographical Entries; Ceremonies, Practices,and Rituals; Concepts; Geography; Literature and Language;Music; Rulers and Dynasties; Schools and Groups; and Texts.- Black and white photos and illustrations throughoutshow key geographical sites and provide compellingportraits within Confucianism.- Charts and maps provide additional information.- Appendices provide a timeline of Chinese dynasties andglossaries of Chinese terms transliterated according to thePinyn and Wade-Giles systems.- 8 1/2 x 11- Library-bound- 1,000 pages (500 per volume)- © 2005Confucianism can be defined as the teachings and practices associated with the historical teacher Confucius and his followers from the sixth century bce through the twentieth century. Confucius saw in his own lifetime a world torn by civil strife. He sought to remedy its ills by teaching of a golden age when virtue prevailed. For Confucius, moral order could be brought to the world by emulating the ways of the ancient sage-kings. Fundamentally, his teachings stressed the establishment of proper relations and respect between human beings. Confucius taught that each person had moral responsibilities to those around him or her. One was to develop one's life, as well as one's society, into a microcosm of the moral order of the universe itself; that is, the Way of Heaven.Confucianism flourished within China, but also influenced the cultures of Korea, Japan, parts of Southeast Asia, and, recently, the West. This comprehensive, two-volume encyclopedia clearly and effectively defines the major forces of Confucianism and shows us its relevance for the present day.Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. (Columbia University), is a specialist in East Asian religion and philosophy with particular expertise in Confucianism. Professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Taylor has also held a number of administrative positions including director of the Asian Studies Program, chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and presently Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education. His publications include: The Cultivation of Sagehood as a Religious Goal in Neo-Confucianism: A Study of Selected Writings of Kao P'an-lung (1978); The Holy Book in Comparative Perspective (with F.M. Denny) (1985); The Way of Heaven: An Introduction to the Confucian Religious Life (1986); The Confucian Way of Contemplation: Okada Takehiko and the Tradition of Quiet-Sitting (1988); They Shall Not Hurt: Human Suffering and Human Caring (with J. Watson) (1989); and The Religious Dimensions of Confucianism (1990) as well as numerous articles.Howard Choy is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature and humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds an M.A. in East Asian languages and literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and taught at Stanford University and the University of Colorado at Denver. He has published articles, reviews, and translations in several major scholarly journals. His dissertation is on the rewriting of history in contemporary Chinese fiction.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

Enclosed heating elements • Countertop design • An enclosed thermostat from 85 to 160oF • Fan or blower • Four to ten open mesh trays made of sturdy, lightweight plastic for easy washing • Underwriters Laboratory (UL) seal of approval ...

Author: Abigail Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628732191

Category: House & Home

Page: 896

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Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more. Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.

Children s Illustrated Encyclopedia

By 1871, a Russian teacher, Dimitri Mendeleyev, had produced the periodic table, which classifies elements according to their properties and is the cornerstone of chemistry. by combining simple substances, called together with equipment ...

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241282205

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 600

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From dinosaurs to digital technology, DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is a must-have knowledge compendium exploring more than 380 topics. Help your child find out everything they need to know about anything with this fact-packed encyclopedia. Arranged from A-Z on subjects they need to know about, all illustrated with dramatic photos, cut-aways, charts and maps. DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is written in a clear and child-friendly style and has been fully updated to include recent space missions, scientific breakthroughs and the latest political, social and cultural events, so your child can keep fully up-to-date with what has been happening in the world. Perfect for projects or just for fun, this is the ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia.