The list author says: "Eric Scerri, or me actually, has been working in the field of history and philosophy of chemistry for the past 20 years. He/I am the editor of the journal Foundations of Chemistry and the authors of many articles in chemistry as well as history & philosophy of science."
"A collection of my articles in philosophy of chemistry. This is a new sub-discipline within the philosophy of science which began in the early 90s. Regular chemists are starting to take notice, at least we think so.
The book contains a comprehensive introductory chapter which attempts to tie together all the papers in the volume and to explain connections, changes of direction etc."
"Most of my research seems to focus on the periodic table, its relation to quantum mechanics and atomic structure. I have also been interested in the evolution of the periodic table. As with my other volume of articles I have written a new comprehensive introduction to explain my thinking and to connect the various strands together."
"This volume is co-edited with Davis Baird and Lee McIntyre who have also done foundational work in the Philosophy of Chemistry. The volume is loosely based on a conference organized by Baird in his home institution of the University of South Carolina in 1999.
There are now about 7-8 books on the philosophy of chemistry. Others are by Joseph Earley, Joachim Schummer and Jaap van Brakel."
"MY latest book. Its about the last seven element to be discovered and in some cases 'created' among the old limits of the periodic table, namely elements 1-92. The final chapter also considers the discovery of about 25 transuranium elements starting with Np and ending, so far, with element 117."