Science Time: Discovery of Radioactivity Changed the World
[About the product]
This book starts with the periodic table of elements devised by Mendeleev and unveils how the discovery of radioactivity drew information from the periodic table, triggering the birth of modern chemistry. It traces the development of natural science from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century, and also introduces some of the latest information in chemistry. In Chapter 8, it also touches on the negative aspects brought about by the discovery of radioactivity. A science book that can be enjoyed not only by scholars but also by general readers!
INTRODUCTION BEFORE THE DAWN OF TIME
CHAPTER 1: THE PERIODIC LAW OF ELEMENTS AND THE DISCOVERY OF RADIOACTIVITY
CHAPTER 2: THE REAL FACE OF THE ATOM
CHAPTER 3: HOW ELEMENTS ARE CREATED
CHAPTER 4: THE BIRTH OF THE EARTH AND THE ORIGIN OF LIFE
CHAPTER 5: THE FUNCTION OF ELECTRONS
CHAPTER 6: NEW ALCHEMY
CHAPTER 7 FRONTIERS OF PERIODIC TABLE
CHAPTER 8: THE ATOMIC BOMB AND NUCLEAR POWER
FINAL CHAPTER: SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS IN THE FUTURE
Born in Tokyo in 1934.
Graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo in 1958.
From 1958 to 1982, he worked at the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute and engaged in research in radiochemistry. He studied in the United States for four years from 1961 and obtained a Ph.D. In 1982, he moved to the Faculty of Science, Osaka University, and after engaging in research and education of students, he retired in 1997. He is an Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Osaka University.
Publications: "The Glass Earth and Homo Sapiens" (Shinpusha) and others.