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What is the fate of the ozone layer? What is the legacy of Chernobyl? Is our food becoming too pure? Was Newton mad? Was Napoleon poisoned? If these are the questions that keep you awake at night then fret no more! The Crumbs of Creation is at hand. Of the 90 chemical elements which 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 & folklore, showing how the study of their properties can help us survive through a better understanding & control of our environment. This book will entertain & enlighten, & is especially useful in showing tht science really can be an exciting field in which to work. Written in an easy-to-read style, The Crumbs of Creation consists of inter-related anecdotes grouped together in relevant chapters. Although readers will derive much entertainment from this book there is an underlying seriousness to the topics which are presented in a light-hearted but accurate way.
"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 for Medical Journal of Australia f 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 for Medical Journal of Australia
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 1st January 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1