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Books on the Chemical Elements and the Periodic Table/System

From Eric Scerri's forthcoming book A Tale of Seven Elements (Oxford University Press, 2013) and used by permission of the author, is the most complete and up-to-date list of Books on the Chemical Elements and the Periodic Table/System, including some titles in foreign languages.

Additional books in other languages can be found listed in Mazurs, 1974

  • H. Alderesey-Williams, Periodic Tales, Viking Press, 2011
  • N.P. Agafoshin, Ley Periódica y Sistema Periódico de los Elementos de Mendeleiev, Ed. Reverté S.A., Barcelona, 1977
  • I. Asimov, The Building Blocks of the Universe, Lancer Books, New York, 1966
  • P.W. Atkins, The Periodic Kingdom, Basic Books, New York, NY, 1995
  • O. Baca Mendoza, Leyes Geneticas de los Elementos Quimicos. Nuevo Sistema Periodico, Universidad Nacional de Cuzco, Cuzco, Peru, 1953
  • P. Ball, A Guided Tour of the Ingredients, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002
  • P. Ball, A Very Short Introduction to the Elements, Oxford University Press, 2004
  • I. Barber, Sorting The Elements: The Periodic Table at Work, Rourke Publishing, Vero Beach, Florida, US, 2008
  • R. Baum (ed), Celebrating the Periodic Table, Chemical & Engineering News, A Special Collector's Issue, September 8, 2003
  • H.A. Bent, New Ideas in Chemistry from Fresh Energy for the Periodic Law, Author House, Bloomington IN, 2006
  • J. Bernstein, Plutonium, Joseph Henry, Washington DC, 2007
  • J. C.A. Boeyens, D.C. Lavendis, Number Theory and the Periodicity of Matter, Springer, Berlin, 2008
  • N. Bohr, Collected Works Vol 4. The Periodic System (1920-1923), Nielsen J Rud (Editor), North Holland Publishing Company, 1977
  • T. Bondora, The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book, Bondora Educational Media Publications, 2010
  • D.G. Cooper, The Periodic Table, 3rd edition. Butterworths, London, 1964
  • P.A. Cox, The Elements, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989
  • P. Depovere, La Classification périodique des éléments, De Boeck, Bruxelles, 2002
  • H. Dingle and G.R. Martin, Chemistry and Beyond: Collected Essays of F.A. Paneth, Interscience, New York, NY, 1964
  • S. Dockx, Theorie Fondamentale du Systeme Periodique des Elements, Office Internationale de Librairie, Bruxelles, 1950
  • A. Ducrocq, Les éléments au pouvoir, Julliard, Paris, 1976
  • A. Ede, The Chemical Elements, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 2006
  • J. Emsley, The Elements, 3rd edition. Clarendon, Oxford University Press, 1998
  • J. Emsley, Nature's Building Blocks, An A-Z Guide to the Elements, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001
  • P. Enghag, Encyclopedia of the Elements, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2004
  • D.E. Fisher, Much Ado About (Practically) Nothing, The History of the Noble Gases, Oxford University Press, New York, 2010
  • I. Freund, The Study of Chemical Composition: An Account of its Method and Historical Development, Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY, 1968
  • J. García-Sancho & F. Ortega-Chicote, Periodicidad Química, Trillas, México, 1984
  • A. E. Garrett, The Periodic Law, D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1909
  • L. Garzon Ruiperez, De Mendeleiev a Los Superelementos, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, 1988
  • L. Gonik, C. Criddle, The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry, Harper Resource, New York, 2005
  • M. Gordin, A Well-Ordered Thing, Dimitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Basic Books, New York, 2004
  • T. Gray, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Black Dog & Leventhal, 2009
  • D. Green, The Elements, The Building Blocks of the Universe, Scholastic Inc. New York, 2012
  • R. Hefferlin, Periodic Systems and their Relation to the Systematic Analysis of Molecular Data, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY, 1989
  • D.L. Heiserman, Exploring the Chemical Elements and their Compounds, McGraw-Hill New York, 1991
  • S. Hofmann, Beyond Uranium, Taylor & Francis, London, 2002
  • F. Hund, Linienspektren und Periodisches System der Elemente, Verlag von Julius Springer, Berlin, 1927
  • W.B. Jensen, Mendeleev on the Periodic Law: Selected Writings, 1869-1905, Dover, Mineola, NY, 2005
  • S. Kean, The Disappearing Spoon, Little, Brown & Co., New York, 2010
  • D.M. Knight, Classical Scientific Papers, Chemistry Second Series, American, Elsevier, New York, NY
  • P.K. Kuroda, The Origin of the Chemical Elements, and the Oklo Phenomenon, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1982
  • H.M. Leicester and H.S. Klickstein, A Source Book in Chemistry 1400-1900, 1st Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc., London, 1952
  • M.F. L'Annunziata, Radioactivity, Introduction and History, Elsevier, 2007
  • S.E.V. Lemus, Clasificación periódica de Mendelejew, Guatemalan Ministry of Public Education, Guatemala, 1959
  • P. Levi, The Periodic Table, 1st American Edition. Schocken Books, New York, NY, 1984
  • R. Luft, Dictionnaire des Corps Simples de la Chimie, Association Cultures et Techniques, Nantes, 1997
  • J. Marshall, Discovery of the Elements, Pearson Custom Publishing, 1998
  • E. Mazurs, Graphic Representation of the Periodic System During One Hundred Years, Alabama University Press, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1974
  • D. Mendeleeff, An Attempt Towards A Chemical Conception of the Ether, translated by G. Kamensky. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1904
  • D. Mendeleeff, The Principles of Chemistry, translated by G. Kamensky, 5th Edition, vol. 2. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1891
  • L. Meyer, Modern Theories of Chemistry, 5th Edition, translated by P.P. Bedson, Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1888
  • L. Meyer, Outlines of Theoretical Chemistry, 2nd Edition, translated by P.P. Bedson and W.C. William. Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1899
  • F. Mohr, (E), Gold Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, 2009
  • D. Morris, The Last Sorcerers, The Path from Alchemy to the Periodic Table, Joseph Henry Press, New York, 2003
  • I. Nechaev, G.W. Jenkins, The Chemical Elements, Tarquin Publications, Norfolk, UK, 1997
  • R.D. Osorio Giraldo, M.V. Alzate Cano, La Tabla Periodica, Bogota, Colombia, 2010
  • M.J. Pentz, (General Editor), The Periodic Table and Chemical Bonding, Open University Press, Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, UK, 1971
  • I.V. Peryanov, D.N. Trifonov, Elementary Order: Mendeleev's Periodic System, translated from the Russian by Nicholas Weinstein, Mir Publishers, Moscow, 1984
  • J.S.F. Pode, The Periodic Table, John Wiley, New York, NY, 1971
  • R.J. Puddephatt, The Periodic Table of the Elements, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1972
  • R.J. Puddephatt and P.K. Monaghan, The Periodic Table of the Elements, 2nd edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986
  • H.-J. Quadbeck-Seeger, World of the Elements, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2007
  • E. Rabinowitsch, E. Thilo, Periodisches System, Geschichte und Theorie, Stuttgart, 1930
  • R. Rich, Periodic Correlations, Benjamin, New York, 1965
  • J. Ridgen, Hydrogen, The Essential Element, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002
  • H. Rossotti, Diverse Atoms, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998
  • D.H. Rouvray, R.B. King, The Periodic Table Into the 21st Century, Research Studies Press, Baldock, UK, 2004
  • D.H. Rouvray, R.B. King, The Mathematics of the Periodic Table, Nova Scientific Publishers, New York, 2006
  • G. Rudorf, The Periodic Classification and the Problem of Chemical Evolution, Whittaker & Co., London, New York, 1900
  • G. Rudorf, Das periodische System, seine Geschichte und Bedeutung für die chemische Sysytematik, Hamburg-Leipzig, 1904
  • O. Sacks, Uncle Tungsten, Vintage Books, New York, 2001
  • R.T. Sanderson, Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements, School Technical Publishers, Ann Arbor, MI, 1971
  • S. E. Santos, La Historia del Sistema Periodico, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, 2009
  • E.R. Scerri, The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007
  • E.R. Scerri, Selected Papers on the Periodic Table, Imperial College Press, London and Singapore, 2009
  • E.R. Scerri, A Very Short Introduction to the Periodic Table, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011; Also translated into Spanish and Arabic.
  • E.R. Scerri, Le Tableau Périodique, Son Histoire et sa Signification, EDP Sciences, 2011, (translated by R. Luft); Japanese Translation by Hisao Mabuchi et. al.
  • C. Schmidt, Das periodische System der chemischen Elementen, Leipzig, 1917.
  • G.T. Seaborg, W.D. Loveland, The Elements Beyond Uranium, Wiley, New York, 1990
  • M.S. Sethi, M. Satake, Periodic Tables and Periodic Properties, Discovery Publishing House, Delhi, India, 1992
  • H.H. Sisler, Electronic Structure, Properties, and the Periodic Law, Reinhold, New York, 1963
  • P. Strathern, Mendeleyev's Dream, Hamish-Hamilton, London, 1999
  • R.S. Timmreck, The Power of the Periodic Table, Royal Palm Publishing, 1991
  • M. Tweed, Essential Elements, Walker and Company, New York, 2003
  • F.P. Venable, The Development of the Periodic Law, Chemical Publishing Co., Easton, PA, 1896
  • M.E. Weeks, Discovery of the Elements, Journal of Chemical Education, Easton PA, 1960
  • B.D. Wilker, The Mystery of the Periodic Table, Bethlehem Books, New York, 2003
  • J. Van Spronsen, The Periodic System of the Chemical Elements, A History of the First Hundred Years, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1969
  • T. Zoellner, Uranium, Penguin Books, London, 2009
  • A. Zwertska, The Elements, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998

Works by D. I. Mendeleev

  • Nauchnyi arkhiv. Periodicheskii zakon, t. I, ed. B. M. Kedrov. Moscow: Izd. AN SSSR, 1953
  • Periodicheskii zakon. Dopolnitel'nye materialy. Klassiki nauki, ed. B. M. Kedrov. Moscow: Izd. AN SSSR, 1960
  • Periodicheskii zakon. Klassiki nauki, ed. B. M. Kedrov. Moscow: Izd. AN SSSR, 1958


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