Published January 9, 2003
by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||672|
From the cloth edition: Chemistry is a wonderful Natural Selection of the Chemical Elements is a wonderful book The result is a tour de force, a major textbook of general chemistry remininscent of Pauling's The Nature of the Chemical Bond. The Natural Selection of the Chemical Elements The Environment and Life's Chemistry R. J. P. Williams and J. J. R. Fraústo da Silva. A Clarendon Press Publication. Highly topical study of the interdependence between chemical/environmental evolution and biological evolution. Highly illustrated. A book whose ambitious objective is "to show the relationship of every kind of material around us, living and nonliving, to the properties of the chemical elements of the periodic table." The entire book possesses a strong environmental and interdisciplinary : George B. Kauffman. The "natural selection" of the chemical elements results from a number of factors, all of which are described in detail. Among these are chemical affinity related to the electronic configuration of their atoms, thermodynamic and kinetic stability, and "functional value to .
Part I • The principles of the natural selection of chemical elements into physical states and chemical combinations 1 The development of man's ideas concerning nature 3 The early views 3 The development of modern views 7 The periodic table and the . Book Review: The Natural Selection of the Chemical Elements. By R. J. P. Williams and J. J. R. Fraústo da Silva - Strasdeit - - Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English - Wiley Online Library Skip to Article Content Skip to Article Information. This is a list of the chemical elements which have been identified as of A chemical element, often simply called an element, is a species of atoms which all have the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei (i.e., the same atomic number, or Z).. A popular visualization of all elements is the periodic table of the elements, a convenient tabular arrangement of the elements by. The natural selection of the chemical elements R. J. P. Williams 1 Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS vol pages – () Cite this article.
Chemical element - Chemical element - The atomic nature of the elements: Paralleling the development of the concept of elements was an understanding of the nature of matter. At various times in history, matter has been considered to be either continuous or discontinuous. Continuous matter is postulated to be homogeneous and divisible without limit, each part exhibiting identical properties. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Natural selection is a cornerstone of modern biology. The concept, published by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in a joint presentation of papers in , was elaborated in Darwin's influential book On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Man's selection of the chemical elements Element cycles and their evolution The evolving natural selection of the chemical elements and the senses. Responsibility: R.J.P. Williams and J.J.R. Fraústo da Silva. More information: Table of contents; Publisher description; Publisher description; Table .