Much ado about (practically) nothing : a history of the noble gases / David E. Fisher.

Author
Fisher, David E., 1932- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description
x, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Gases, Rare [Browse]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Philosophy and apology -- In the beginning -- Helium -- Argon and the rest -- Helium and the age of the Earth -- The strange case of helium and the nuclear atom -- Interlude : helium, argon, and creationism -- Meanwhile, back at Brookhaven -- Cornell, the ten-minute experiment, and back to argon -- K/Ar and the irons -- Interlude : the spreading oceans -- Dating the spreading seafloor -- The argon surprise -- Primordial helium and argon and the evolution of the Earth -- Xenology -- The coldest place on Earth -- Back to the stars -- The neutrino revolution -- Life and death on Mars and Earth -- Radon and you -- L'envoi.
ISBN
  • 9780195393965 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0195393961 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2009054365
OCLC
500186589
RCP
N - S

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