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Man, iesp jams nepamatoti, ir itis, ka popul rzin tnisk s gr matas latviski tiek izdotas daudz par maz Un t d man ir neviltota saj sma ieraugot gr matu veikalu plauktos k du zin tnei velt tu gr matu latviski Ieraugot o gr matu, man uzreiz rad s v lmi to izlas t Pirmk rt t d , ka t bija latvie u valod un otrk rt, vi a man labu laiku st v izlas mo sarakst.Gr matas pamat ir misko elementu periodisk tabula Autors las t jam pav sta zin mu un ne tik zin mo elementu v sturi Savulaik jau cilv ki pazina tikai da us elementus zeltu, dzelzi, alvu, s ru, dz vsudrabu, varu P r jie elementi bija paz stami tikai savienojumu veid mijas pirms kumi noteikti mekl jami al mij , cilv ku centienos jebkuru vielu p rv rst zelt Katra jauna elementa atkl ana rad ja pav rsienu cilv ces att st bas v stur M kslinieki mekl ja veidus, k o novit ti iek aut savos darbos, jaunie elementi k uva par modes simboliem un beigu beig s par sacens bu elementu, lai noteiktu, kura sabiedrisk iek rta ir p r ka komunisms vai kapit lisms Da das ra o anas nozares savuk rt iek va jaunos elementus savos ra ojumos Nekas nedod skaist ku za o kr su par ars nu, un hlors ir t ri labs pamats misko iero u ra o anai.T k da tipa gr matas es jau p ris esmu izlas jis, man gr mata liel ko devumu sniedza m kslas un kult ras v stures kontekst S kot ar to, ka alva reiz bija t ds pats strat iskais materi ls k m sdien s ur ns Ne visur zelts ir bijis v rt , un reiz alum nijs tika uzskat ts par jauno zeltu Un tas ir t ri vai br nums, ka cilv kam ind g kie elementi rada tik spilgtas kr sas Cinka un svina sal dzin jums namu apjum an un no k da materi la vislab k izgatavot skulpt ras Da u no st stiem es jau biju dzird jis sk beklis un flogistons, Kir p ris un vi u v j bu p c vakari m v rot radioakt vo elementu sp dumu, Mende ejevs un vi a periodisko elementu tabula, Napoleons un ars na kr sas tapetes , gallija karotes, tie ir tikai da i.Autors past sta ar da us savus eksperimentus, uz kuriem vi u ir pamudin jusi gr matas sarakst ana Tad nu varam uzzin t k no ur na ieg t fosforu vai no asin m dzelzi.Ja las t js neko no temata iepriek neb s daudz las jis, tad gr mata vi am b s sta zin anu kr tuve Fakti un notikumi te tiek pasniegti interesant un saisto veid Te nav sausas zin tniskas valodas ar met lu ku anas temperat r m un elektronu uzskaiti r j s elektronu aul s Te viss tiek piesaist ts sadz vei Kas interesanti, da u no met liem, kuru nosaukumi iet eksotiski, paties b ikdien mums ir visapk rt Lasot o gr matu patie m ir j uzman s, lai nek tu par elementu kolekcion ru Tie ir cilv ki, kas cen as ieg t sav pa um visus iesp jamos elementus Man da doma galv ie aujas laiku pa laikam, bet pagaid m esmu tam tur jies pret.Gr matai lieku 8 no 10 ball m Iesaku izlas t visiem, kurus interes v sture, mija un miskie elementi J cer, ka reiz latviski tiks izdota ar gr mata Elements A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the UniverseThe Elements by Theodore Gray uz kuru Periodisk s fabulas p ris reizes atsaucas. This wasn t quite as engaging to me as the blurb and the reviews quoted on the cover suggests in fact, it started to feel rather meandering but it is quite an interesting read, covering both the scientific history of elements, how and when they were discovered, and the social histories, why they were used and for what Some facts I didn t know other parts I got impatient with yes, yes, I know all that.Overall, worth a read if it sounds interesting to you, but be prepared to skip bits where he s telling you things you re not interested in already know. I will admit that I am starting to get a bit weary of popular science books Do not get me wrong being trained as a chemist and working in science and engineering for many years I find these books fascinating The problem lies in the fact that the subject is so huge they have to give a hook, something personal that will get the reading not only interested but also to connect with the book Now I will admit I have read my fair shore of this type of book only to realise I either have nothing in common with the writer or worse still I actually disagree with them so why would I waste my time and effort in reading their book Sadly it seems that there arethan their fair share of these books out there But not with this one Basically you have a scientists who not only knows what he is talking about but also how to present it in an accessible and fun manner he has also had experience on how to create displays and exhibits so he knows how to keep your attention.So what of the book then well you have several layers to this book The first is that of the story of him deciding to create his own collection of elements from periodic table, now some are incredibly easy to source others are near on impossible.But you also have historical stories of the elements However rather than just dry stories of their discovery and who made them there are also side stories about how they were used or even how they became famous and had their 15minutes of fame from St Pauls cathedral to Napoleons death.Each chapter and even each sub section tells a fun and fascinating tale along the way while we watch the author try and sometimes fail to add another element to his collection.I will admit this was a total gamble although I am sure I recognised the title from somewhere however I am very glad I did and I am sure I will be referring back to this book again in the future. Hugh Aldersey Williams s Periodic Tales tells the story of the cultural history of the elements separated in five topics, the subjects of the book which are power, the richness of the element or how valuable it is fire, the changes of compounds when they react with other compounds like water craft, the way people can manipulate the elements beauty, the appearance of an element and how elements color our world, and earth, how an element affected a certain place or how the place affected an element The book is set in from way back earlier than 1600 B.C.E to 2011, when the book was published, at no particular place, but mostly in Europe, where many pure elements were discovered and where several elements were synthesized, because multiple scientists from different countries contributed in the world of science Telling many stories about the elements, including his own, Aldersey Williams researches information about the elements, conducts a few of his own experiments, and presents us many elements histories He speaks about the history of the elements and his past related to the them, interesting stories about elements that we use today like gold, silver, and mercury, which was used in movies for a certain special effect.A very memorable event for me was a short section called Pee is for Phosphorus After telling us a story of how a scientist used fifty liters of urine for an experiment to see if phosphorus is in our urine, Aldersey Williams conducted a similar experiment with his old teacher, but with less than fifty liters for a quicker completion rate He followed the same procedure with some modifications but can t seem to extract the phosphorus out He then theorizes that phosphorus was extracted, but in very small amounts This was memorable because of the experiment and the weird title of the section.Ultimately, the story of the history of the elements is a story of scientists, like Marie Curie, discovering new elements, updating Mendeleev s period table to the periodic table we know today, experimenting with elements to learn new things, and manipulating elements for our personal gains, like using arsenic either for medication or assassination It all adds up to a tale of cultural history, a subject that our generation wouldn t be very interested in, but it does educates readers of the usefulness of everyday elements or elements we used to use in the past Periodic Tales tells that story very descriptively, reminding us how often we take advantage of our everyday objects, and how little we know about them, like how do they work, who invented them, or what they are made of.I learned a lot of things thanks to this book It is practically a science book for college students I learned what explodes when reacted with water, what makes our streetlights glow, what makes an object a certain color, and what possibly killed Napoleon undetermined if it was the actual cause of death Also, I learned some chemistry terms This book made me change what I read because I really want to read interesting facts now, either from the internet or from a book I need to expand my horizon of what I read because someday, the information I gained could help me later in the future.Unfortunately, this book isn t one of those books that s like an emotional roller coaster ride This book is somewhat monotone, but I felt amazed, confused, and bored while reading this Of course, I had Whoa, really moments when I read something very interesting, but I also had Huh and Zzz moments because of the uninteresting facts or the complicated chemistry terms that I don t understand Even though I had confused and bored moments, I enjoyed reading about a quarter to half of the book, but the rest gave me a headache like the after effect of a sugar rush.Periodic Tales is a rather lengthy book that talks so much about the elements This book has too much information for an average person, especially someone who doesn t understand chemistry that well Generally, I would not recommend this book because it has so many facts, confusing segments, and requires some knowledge of chemistry Although some of the information was interesting, most of the other information felt boring to me I would recommend this book to people who wants to grow up to be some type of scientist, people who s great in science, or people who really want to learnabout the elements. A disappointment I picked this up thinking it might be weirdly informative and entertaining, like Bill Bryson s wonderfully entertaining science history A Short History of Nearly Everything But in the end I found almost all the anecdotes lifeless and pointless Ultimately I gave up and put it back on the shelf about two thirds through. Very interesting This book definitely tells a different story about the elements than what I, with a chemistry background, usually got It assigned genders to a lot of the metals and talked about the colors and smells and sounds of the elements and the effect those things had on the way society viewed them before we could define them by their atomic structure I learned a lot, not just that British people pronounce a lot of the elements weirdly, not just aluminum Favorite fact UPPU, a club that you could only join if there was enough Plutonium in your system for it to be detectable in your urine Favorite quote Civilization, it is immediately apparent, is simply organized resistance to oxidationThe gas brings life, and in doing so, brings death closer. Godibile e interessanteCon questo testo si comprende quanto tutto sia interconnesso materia, luce, energia In particolare, singolare notare quanto gli elementi della tavola periodica, nei loro composti e nelle loro forme pure, abbiano inciso sui modi d essere dell uomo e nel suo linguaggio figurato I vari elementi chimici hanno contribuito a creare una vasta gamma di colori, dai fuochi d artificio ai prodotti di bellezza per il corpo, con le loro caratteristiche di tossicit e pericolosit nel corso della storia Come i vari elementi chimici sono la chiave del progresso per capire il funzionamento dell universo Alla fine, questo testo un gran bel viaggio, anche se occasionalmente l autore un po troppo immodesto nel presumere di avere la chiave per la conoscenza finale della vita scivoloni su aneddoti, leggerezze sulle armi e il modo con cui sono sviluppate, leggerezze sulla spiritualit bollare la cabala come scempiaggine mi pare un po eccessivo Ma del resto l autore un chimico, che forse commette l errore di scegliere come unica via per la verit quella che si trova nella tavola periodica degli elementi ed convinto che nella sua collezione di elementi chimici puri da aggiungere a un barattolo per completarla, ci sia l unica verit dell universo Nel complesso rimane comunque un buon libro, come non ne leggevo da tempo. The author goes off in too many directions with his story telling for me to want to stick to reading his book I read over a hundred pages and can t seem to find it interesting due to how the author goes about writing it From memories of gathering as many elements of the periodic table during his childhood, to drawn out stories of how a present day person is producing charcoal, to historical tales of elements, and then to the author personally experimenting to abstract an element It makes you want to beg the author to please pick a style of writing and stick with it I m going to find it hard to pick this book up again to finish. ^FREE PDF ⇨ Periodic Tales: The Curious Lives of the Elements ⇱ Everything Is Made Of Them, From The Furthest Reaches Of The Universe To This Book That You Hold In Your Hands, Including You Like You, The Elements Have Lives Personalities And Attitudes, Talents And Shortcomings, Stories Rich With Meaning You May Think Of Them As The Inscrutable Letters Of The Periodic Table But You Know Them Much Better Than You Realise Welcome To A Dazzling Tour Through History And Literature, Science And Art Here You Ll Meet Iron That Rains From The Heavens And Noble Gases That Light The Way To Vice You Ll Learn How Lead Can Tell Your Future While Zinc May One Day Line Your Coffin You Ll Discover What Connects The Bones In Your Body With The Whitehouse In Washington, The Glow Of A Streetlamp With The Salt On Your Dinner Table From Ancient Civilisations To Contemporary Culture, From The Oxygen Of Publicity To The Phosphorus In Your Pee, The Elements Are Near And Far And All Around Us Unlocking Their Astonishing Secrets And Colourful Pasts, Periodic Tales Will Take You On A Voyage Of Wonder And Discovery, Excitement And Novelty, Beauty And Truth Along The Way, You Ll Find That Their Stories Are Our Stories, And Their Lives Are Inextricable From Our Own