Encyclopedia of the Elements – P. Enghag
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Encyclopedia of the Elements:Technical Data-History-Processing-Applications
The publication of Per Enghag’s book Encyclopedia of the Elements is a project that the
Swedish National Committee has decided to support because the book and its message
is important for teachers and pupils in senior high schools and also for students
and scientists at the universities.
Apart from its considerable scientific and technical value to researchers and professionals
in industry, the book is a well-written encyclopedia about the elements,
their occurrence and use by mankind. The book is an exciting and also humorous
general view of the element discoveries. It lets us meet the discoverers to see how
they worked, thought and believed.
History of science deals with people and how they act towards scientific facts. One
cannot enough emphasize the importance of this type of history to create interest for
and understanding of scientific models and ideas. This book is a good example.
June 2004, Gothenbur