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Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance

Hardback, 14/09/2006, £29.99
A comprehensive survey of the periodic table of the elements including the work of precursors, and the discovery of the periodic system by six independent scientists. Other chapters are devoted to Mendeleev, the impact of modern physics including Bohr's quantum theoretical approach. The extent to which modern quantum mechanics is able to explain the periodic system is carefully examined.

Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 27/10/2011, £7.99
In this authoritative Very Short Introduction to The Periodic Table, Eric Scerri presents a modern and fresh exploration of this fundamental topic in the physical sciences, considering the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to atomic physics and quantum mechanics.