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J Lenihan - The Crumbs of Creation - 9780852743904 - KCW0012806
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The Crumbs of Creation

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Description for The Crumbs of Creation Hardcover. Reviews the story of trace elements in medicine, history, crime and folklore, and shows how the study of their properties and behavior can help us better understand and control our external, internal and social environments. Includes case studies (many of which resemble detective stories). Entertain Num Pages: 388 pages, 14ill. BIC Classification: PNF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 146 x 229 x 15. Weight in Grams: 328. Very good copy with light shelf wear. Lightly sunned spine, remains very good
Of the 90 chemical elements that occur in nature, only a dozen are found in easily measurable amounts in the human body. The rest are trace elements, present at such low concentrations that most of them were, until quite recently, beyond the reach of detection. The Crumbs of Creation reviews the absorbing story of trace elements in medicine, history, industry, crime, and folklore, showing how the study of their properties can help us survive through a better understanding and control of our environment. Written in an easy-to-read, entertaining style, the book consists of interrelated anecdotes grouped together in relevant chapters. ... Read more

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CRC Press
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews for The Crumbs of Creation
"Lots of fun, cautionary warnings, and a good read." -Contemporary Physics "The text, well written in a popular-science style, strings together related anecdotes and facts … The Crumbs of Creation is warmly recommended." -David Ferguson, Medical Journal of Australia

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