National Library of Australia

We’re delighted to be able to re-open the Library for pre-booked ticketed access to our collections. Read more...

<< Previous record  /  Next record >>
Record 13 of 989
You must be logged in to Tag Records
Seven elements that have changed the world / John Browne
Bib ID 6607233
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Browne, John, 1948- author
 
Edition Paperback edition. 
Description London : Phoenix, 2014 
©2013 
xix, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9781780224367
1780224362
Summary

Humans have put the Earth's resources to extraordinary use, but not always for the benefit of humankind. This book vividly describes how iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium and silicon have shaped the world around us - for good and for bad. It takes you on an adventure of human passion, ingenuity and discovery, but it is a journey that is far from over: we continue to find surprising new uses for each of these seven key elements. Discover how titanium pervades modern consumer society, how natural gas is transforming the global energy sector and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technological revolution.

Notes

Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Chemical elements -- Popular works.  |  Technology -- Social aspects.

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    YY 2014-4896
    Copy: YY pbk
    Main Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.