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In the interview, which was streamed live on may 2nd, scerri discusses his book a tale of seven scientists and a new philosophy of science with book circle online bco host james lott jr. Instead of scientific revolutions featuring exceptionally gifted individuals, scerri argues that the little people contribute as much as the heroes of science. Eric scerri, noted scientist and author of the book, the periodic table. Scerri is a malteseborn chemist, writer and philosopher of science. Articles on periodic table, atomic weight, elements and transuranium elements. Its story and its significance, oup, 2007, collected papers on the philosophy of chemistry imperial college press, 2008, and selected papers on the periodic table imperial college press, 2009. Editor of an oxford handbook on the philosophy of chemistry. Growth of a new discipline ebook written by eric scerri, lee mcintyre. Contact all american speakers bureau to inquire about speaking fees and availability, and book the best keynote speaker for your next event. A tale of seven elements by eric scerri, one of the foremost authorities on the history of the periodic table. Over the years he has published many papers in the field that have become instant classics, but until now these have only been available in many journals scattered across the discipline.752 729 646 836 90 1247 1491 1224 1020 998 284 304 82 944 144 360 890 1443 491 1424 283 805 432 636 1322 115 1030 793 525 119 96 727 1370 1460 1001 16 952 593 1085 897 1470