In existographies, John Emsley (1938-) (IQ:#|#) (CR:5) is an English inorganic chemist; noted for his 1989 The Elements, written for scientists, especially chemists; for his 1992 BBC education show on how the elements: Ar, C, O, U, N, and S, either comprise humans, or have played a role in human history, e.g. the theory that Napoleon might have been poisoned by arsenic; and for his 2001 Nature’s Building Blocks: an A-Z Guide to the Elements, wherein he devotes a section to each of the first 100-elements, including its discoverer, and percentage in humans.
The Human Element
In 1991, Emsley penned a 32-page booklet entitled Human Element, focused on the six elements: elements arsenic, carbon, oxygen, uranium, nitrogen and sulphur, written to accompany a series of BBC television programs called “The Human Element” which were broadcast in 1992.
- (a) Emsley, John. (1991). Human Element. BBC Educational.
(b) The Human Element – JohnEmsley.com.