Nota Bene: Organizing the Elements

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Science  08 Sep 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5485, pp. 1696
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5485.1696

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Mendeleyev's Dream The Quest for the Elements. By Paul Strathern. Hamish Hamilton, London, 2000. 320 pp. £12.99. ISBN 0-241-14065-X.

Novelist and writer Strathern sketches a history of chemistry that he frames with the story of Mendeleyev's development of the periodic table.