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The Resource Helium : The Disappearing Element, by Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr, (electronic resource)

Helium : The Disappearing Element, by Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr, (electronic resource)

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Helium : The Disappearing Element
Title
Helium
Title remainder
The Disappearing Element
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by Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
The subject of the book is helium, the element, and its use in myriad applications including MRI machines, particle accelerators, space telescopes, and of course balloons and blimps. It was at the birth of our Universe, or the Big Bang, where the majority of cosmic helium was created; and stellar helium production continues. Although helium is the second most abundant element in the Universe, it is actually quite rare here on Earth and only exists because of radioactive elements deep within the Earth. This book includes a detailed history of the discovery of helium, of the commercial industry built around it, how the helium we actually encounter is produced within the Earth, and the state of the helium industry today. The gas that most people associate with birthday party balloons is running out. 2Who cares?3 you might ask. Well, without helium, MRI machines could not function, rockets could not go into space, particle accelerators such as those used by CERN could not operate, fiber optic cables would not exist, and semiconductor chips could not be made{u2026}the list goes on and on
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"Bo" Sears, Jr., Wheeler M
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences,
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  • Geography
  • Chemical engineering
  • Geology, economic
  • Geology
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Astrophysics
Label
Helium : The Disappearing Element, by Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Contents
Introduction -- What is Helium? -- Where Does Helium Come From? -- Foundations of Discovery -- Helium on Earth -- The Helium Industry -- Helium Today
Control code
ssj0001452058
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 138 p. 37 illus., 9 illus. in color.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9783319151229
Isbn Type
(print)
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10.1007/978-3-319-15123-6
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online resource
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001452058
Label
Helium : The Disappearing Element, by Wheeler M. "Bo" Sears, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
Introduction -- What is Helium? -- Where Does Helium Come From? -- Foundations of Discovery -- Helium on Earth -- The Helium Industry -- Helium Today
Control code
ssj0001452058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 138 p. 37 illus., 9 illus. in color.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9783319151229
Isbn Type
(print)
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-15123-6
Other physical details
online resource
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001452058

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