7 edition of shocking history of phosphorus found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -315) and index.
|LC Classifications||TP245.P5 .E47 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 326 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||326|
|LC Control Number||2002483040|
The Shocking Savagery of America’s Early History Bernard Bailyn, one of our greatest historians, shines his light on the nation’s Dark Ages Ron Rosenbaum is the author of seven books of. Specifically, he warned farmers about the rapid depletion of phosphorus in U.S. soil, mostly due to decades of intensive agriculture. History is now repeating itself because after 75 years of intensive mining, the purest, most available sources of phosphorus are running low. How soon might we face a shortage? It’s a tricky question.
Purchase The Chemistry of Phosphorus - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN , Phosphorus is a chemical element with the symbol P and atomic number Elemental phosphorus exists in two major forms, white phosphorus and red phosphorus, but because it is highly reactive, phosphorus is never found as a free element on has a concentration in the Earth's crust of about one gram per kilogram (compare copper at about grams).Pronunciation: /ˈfɒsfərəs/ (FOS-fər-əs).
The words appeared for a single frame, allegedly long enough for the subconscious to pick up, but too short for the viewer to be aware of it. The subliminal ads supposedly created an %. Phosphor, solid material that emits light, or luminesces, when exposed to radiation such as ultraviolet light or an electron beam. Hundreds of thousands of phosphors have been synthesized, each one having its own characteristic colour of emission and period of time during which light is emitted.
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For over years, shocking history of phosphorus book chemical element phosphorus maimed, killed, polluted and burned - yet doctors prescribed it and whole industries were dedicated to its manufacture. This is a history of 4/5(1). The Shocking History of Phosphorus: A Biography of the Devil's Element by Emsley, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Shining with wonderful nuggets-from murders-by-phosphorus to a match factory strike; from the firebombing of Hamburg to the deadly compounds derived from phosphorus today-The 13th Element weaves together a rich tableau of brilliant and oddball characters, social /5.
In a little over pages, John Emsley gives a comprehensive history of phosphorus, from its discovery by alchemists searching for ways of turning base metals into gold, to a bang-up-to-date section on its many uses as food additives and in drugs.
The style is readable with a minimal use of unnecessary scientific s: Phosphorus is a nutrient essential for life. It is apropos then that it has played a major role in shaping the course of human civilization, particularly within the last two centuries.
This chapter succinctly recounts the story of phosphorus, touching upon important issues with respect to terminology, how it was discovered, and why it has. The story of phosphorus began with the search for the philosopher’s stone, and centuries later the critical role of phosphorus in soil fertility and crop growth was highlighted.
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The element phosphorus has no substitute in sustaining all life and food production on our planet. Yet today’s phosphorus use patterns have resulted in both a global environmental epidemic of eutrophication and led to a situation where the future availability of the world’s main sources of phosphorus is uncertain.
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John Emsley, author of The Shocking History of Phosphorus, said calls to ban white phosphorus began after the first world war because shells would create showers of. In a little over pages, John Emsley gives a comprehensive history of phosphorus, from its discovery by alchemists searching for ways of turning base metals into gold, to a bang-up-to-date section on its many uses as food additives and in drugs.
The style is readable with a minimal use of unnecessary scientific notation/5(10). history of phosphorus The “cold light” produced by phosphorus caused it to be considered a miraculous chemical for a long time after its discovery, about During the intervening three centuries numerous other chemical miracles have been found, yet phosphorus retains a special aura of universal importance in chemistry.
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Toy. Browse book content. About the book. Search in this book. Search in this book. Browse content Table of contents. Frightful Phosphorus This article was a spin-off from the textbook The Chemistry of Phosphorus which I'd written with a colleague, Dennis Hall, and which was published in The article contains human interest stories that were not really suitable for a textbook.
Phosphorus is an extremely useful element present in everything from matches and fireworks to steel, bronze, fertilizers, pesticides, and even toothpaste.
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