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books by Eric Scerri

Eric R. Scerri
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."
The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance
The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance
"My first full length book. It took me 6-7 years of active writing but really more like 20 since I began on this work when working on my PhD thesis at King's College, University of London way back in the 80s. The book has been reviewed in about 50 journals and magazines.  People seem to like it!"
Collected Papers on Philosophy of Chemistry
Collected Papers on Philosophy of Chemistry
"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."
Selected Papers on the Periodic Table by Eric Scerri
Selected Papers on the Periodic Table by Eric Scerri
"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."
Philosophy of Chemistry: 242 (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science)
Philosophy of Chemistry: 242 (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science)
"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."
The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction
The Periodic Table: A Very Short Introduction
"If you're too busy to read the 300 page plus version of my book try this quickie version. But there is much completely new material here such as in-depth discussion of alternative forms of the periodic table such as the left-step table."
A Tale of Seven Elements
A Tale of Seven Elements
"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."