Eric Scerri, a lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Department since 2000, has had a third book published by Oxford University Press, "A Tale of Seven Elements."
 
In this book Scerri presents intriguing stories about seven elements that were mysteriously missing from the lineup of elements established in 1913 by English physicist Henry Moseley — protactinium, hafnium, rhenium, technetium, francium, astatine and promethium. The book follows the historical order of discovery, roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the isolation of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. 
 
The book has been favorably reviewed in Chemical Engineering News, the official trade magazine of the American Chemical Society, and is being serialized in Scientific American.