Our heritage of the elements

@article{Seaborg1980OurHO,
  title={Our heritage of the elements},
  author={Glenn Theodore Seaborg},
  journal={Metallurgical Transactions B},
  year={1980},
  volume={11},
  pages={5-19}
}
  • G. Seaborg
  • Published 1 March 1980
  • Geology
  • Metallurgical Transactions B
The role of our heritage of chemical elements, natural and man-made, in determining our accomplishments throughout our history will be described. From the Stone Age, to the beginning of the recent era of understanding of their nature and until the present, mastery of the utilization of the elements has determined the destiny of nations." Whereas even a century ago all but a handful of the elements were mere chemical curiosities, almost all of this great heritage is beginning to be put to use… 

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