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Fisher, David E., 1932-
Much ado about (practically) nothing : a history of the noble gases / David E. Fisher
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QD162 .F57 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Gases, Rare
Physical Description x, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-259) and index
Contents Philosophy and apology -- In the beginning -- Helium -- Argon and the rest -- Helium and the age of the Earth -- The strange case of helium and the nuclear atom -- Interlude : helium, argon, and creationism -- Meanwhile, back at Brookhaven -- Cornell, the ten-minute experiment, and back to argon -- K/Ar and the irons -- Interlude : the spreading oceans -- Dating the spreading seafloor -- The argon surprise -- Primordial helium and argon and the evolution of the Earth -- Xenology -- The coldest place on Earth -- Back to the stars -- The neutrino revolution -- Life and death on Mars and Earth -- Radon and you -- L'envoi

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