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The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Running Press, Apr 3, 2012 - Science - 240 pages 6 Reviews

The ElementsÊhas become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide.Ê

The highly-anticipated paperback edition ofÊThe ElementsÊis finally available.

An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table.Ê

The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form?ÊThe ElementsÊprovides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid.Ê

Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom.Ê

Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.

Includes a tear-out poster of Theodore Gray's iconic Photographic Periodic Table!

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This has to be the best book ever for learning the Periodic Table of Elements. I believe it is something every parent should have as an educational aid for their children to use outside their school ... Read full review

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User Review  - KatyBee - LibraryThing

One of the absolutely best science books I've ever seen. This is a knockout, from the very readable text to the amazing photographs set against a black background. Highly recommended for everyone ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions, as well as Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science and the forthcoming How Things Work. He is the creator of the bestselling iPad apps "Elements" and "Molecules," which have both been named "App of the Week" by Apple and was Director of "Disney Animated" (also honored by Apple as "iPad App of the Year"). Gray appeared on stage with Steve Jobs several times in his capacity as a software creator. He also co-founded Wolfram Research, Inc., makers of the widely-used software Mathematica and the Wolfram Alpha website. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Nick Mann is a photographer specializing in taking beautiful photos of inanimate objects on black backgrounds. His other work includes Molecules, Reactions and How Things Work. Originally of Urbana, IL, he lives in Champaign, IL and North Liberty, IA, where he is working towards a geology degree at Cornell College.

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Title The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe Photographs by Theodore W. Gray, Nick Mann Edition illustrated, reprint Publisher Running Press, 2012 ISBN 1579128955, 9781579128951 Length 240 pages Subjects Science  › Chemistry  › General

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