"A lucidly written introductory book that uses an interdisciplinary approach to answer questions on the nature, history, and abundance of the elements on the earth and in the universe . . . . Because of the book's broad scope, it is useful as a reference and it also could be used as a text in a course designed to attract students interested in a more general picture of science. For beginning science students, it is an ideal work because the author includes at the end of each chapter a summary of important points and an annotated bibliography." --Choice
About the Author
P. A. Cox is at University of Oxford.