Jacket for my new book

Two new element names and two new books

Jacket for my new bookThe International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) confirmed today the new names for the transuranium elements 114 and 116: flerovium (Fl) and livermorium (Lv). The new names were announced in December 2011, but there followed a statutory period of five months during which chemists had a chance to object to the new names. Click here for the official announcement from IUPAC.

I am particularly pleased about this announcement, because a book I have been writing is going to print any day, and I have been hoping that I would be able to use the new names, rather than the systematic names given to newly-discovered (created) elements. The systematic names for elements 114 and 116 were ununquadium (Uuq) and ununhexium (Uuh).

Click here is the book, for you to pre-order – it’s called The Elements – the New Guide to the Building Blocks of our Universe. It will be published on 2 October 2012.

Incidentally, I have another book being published tomorrow, 1 June 2012. It’s The Story of Science, and it’s a ‘complete’ history of science in 25,000 words! Aimed at readers of 11 plus (but interested adults could learn a lot, too, I think!). You can click here to buy that from Amazon (it’s available elsewhere, of course).


2 responses to “Two new element names and two new books”

  1. who was the publisher of this book the elements ??

  2. Hello. Thanks for your interest. The publisher in the UK and the USA was Andre Deutsch, but it was produced by Carlton Books, based in London.

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