The shocking history of phosphorus : a biography of the devil's element / John Emsley.

Other titles
  • Phosporus.
  • London : Macmillan 2000
Physical description
viii, 326 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., facsim., ports. ; 21 cm.
  • 9780333766385 (hbk.)
  • 0333766385 (hbk.)


  • John Emsley's unusual study traces the history and development of the use of phosphorus, an autocombustive element that was discovered long before humans were responsible or capable of controlling its awesome power.

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University of Bath Library: Level 4 546.712 EMS
University of Birmingham Libraries: Research Reserve [RR], Available on request TP245.P5 E47
British Library: Lending Collection m00/32167
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2000.a.2158
Brunel University London Library: Shelves - floor 2 TP245.P5E47
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room C200.d.534
Cranfield University Libraries: First floor 546.18 EMS
University of Dundee: Store 1 546 EMS
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 3 546.18 EMS
Glasgow Caledonian University: Open Shelves - Level 3 546.712 E50
University of Leeds Library: Edward Boyle Library, level 11 Chemistry Q-66 EMS
The London Library: London Library S. Chemistry
University of Manchester Library: Joule Library: Main Level 546.712
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) S2.200.071
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2000MA4690
National Museums Scotland Library: East Wing Library - UDC sequence 5(091):546.18/E
University of Oxford Libraries: Radcliffe Science Library 00.G00121 (Box B000001033551)
Queen's University Belfast: McClay Floor 3 QDP245.P5
Queen's University Belfast: McClay Floor 3 QDP245.P5
Rothamsted Research: Harpenden Library, Current Books (Open shelving) 546.18/EMS
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh: Front Library QV 138.P4 General
University of Salford: Clifford Whitworth Library 546.712 EMS
Science Museum Library: Dana Research Centre and Library 546.17:93 EMSLEY
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library HISTORY OF SCIENCE 7th Floor (3) CIU Ems
University of South Wales: Glyntaff Library: Main Shelves, Week Loan 546.712 EMS
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository HB-60-400
UCL Library Services: UCL Science Library HISTORY OF SCIENCE N 5 EMS
Warburg Institute Library: Warburg Institute, Main FGF 57.E57
Wellcome Library: History of Medicine AHJAJ
University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary V 6.712 EMS