On books and chemical elements

Foundations of Chemistry 10 (2):79-100 (2008)
The history of the classification of chemical elements is reviewed from the point of view of a bibliophile. The influence that relevant books had on the development of the periodic table and, conversely, how it was incorporated into textbooks, treatises and literary works, with an emphasis on the Spanish bibliography are analyzed in this paper. The reader will also find unexpected connections of the periodic table with the Bible or the architect Buckminster Fuller.
Keywords Periodicity  Mendeleev  Chemical elements  Chemistry textbooks  Science and literature
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