The Periodic Table: Nature's Building Blocks - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128212790

The Periodic Table: Nature's Building Blocks

1st Edition

An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses

Authors: J. Theo Kloprogge Concepcion Ponce Tom Loomis
Paperback ISBN: 9780128212790
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st May 2020
Page Count: 570
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Description

The Periodic Table: Nature’s Building Blocks, An Introduction to the Naturally Occurring Elements, Their Origins and Their Uses addresses how minerals and their elements are used, where the elements come from in nature, and their applications in modern society. The book is structured in a logical way using the periodic table as its outline. It begins with an introduction of the history of the periodic table and a short introduction to mineralogy. Element sections contain their history, how they were discovered, and a description of the minerals that contain the element. Sections conclude with our current use of each element.

Abundant color photos of some of the most characteristic minerals containing the element accompany the discussion. Ideal for students and researchers working in inorganic chemistry, minerology and geology, this book provides the foundational knowledge needed for successful study and work in this exciting area.

Key Features

  • Describes the link between geology, minerals and chemistry to show how chemistry relies on elements from nature
  • Emphasizes the connection between geology, mineralogy and daily life, showing how minerals contribute to the things we use and in our modern economy
  • Contains abundant color photos of each mineral that bring the periodic table to life

Readership

Students, teachers and researchers in inorganic chemistry, minerology and geology looking for foundational content

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1.1 History of the Periodic Table
    1.2 Short Introduction to Mineralogy
    1.3 Elements not included (not occurring as minerals or only existing as synthetic elements)
    2. The Elements

Details

No. of pages:
570
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
1st May 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780128212790

About the Author

J. Theo Kloprogge

J. Theo Kloprogge MSc Geology, PhD Geology/Chemistry, is currently an Honorary Senior Fellow at the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippines. He has been teaching analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and mineralogy/crystallography for many years. During the past 30+ years Dr. Kloprogge has been working as a mineralogist and spectroscopist. The results of his research have been published in nearly 300 papers, numerous book chapters, 5 books and 1 patent. He has been collecting minerals for more than 40 years and has built an extensive collection both for research and private use.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia and Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas, Miagao, Philippines

Concepcion Ponce

Concepcion P. Ponce is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Visayas, whose primary research project is aimed at understanding and controlling non-coherent photon up conversion in solids and in thin films. She has also worked on several side-projects, including the synthesis of gemini surfactants and photocatalytic properties of titanium dioxide nanoparticles. In 2017 she was awarded the Taube Medal by the University of Saskatchewan Department of Chemistry—an annual award given to the graduate student in the Department of Chemistry who has made the most significant overall contribution to research and scholarly activity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas

Tom Loomis

Tom Loomis holds a degree in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines, where he had the pleasure of study under Bill Roberts, and has worked as a geologist and mining engineer in South Dakota, Wyoming, Nevada, and Mexico for over eighteen years. His private systematic collection is extensive as is his Black Hills collection, which rivals most others. Dakota Matrix was founded in 1996 and has offered systematic and rare mineral specimens for sale online since 1998. Tom owns and operates Dakota Matrix from Rapid City, South Dakota, where he also volunteers his time, expertise, and resources at the local science museums including the Museum of Geology and The Journey Museum.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dakota Matrix, Rapid City, South Dakota

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