“What a magnificent book. It's gorgeous, playful, and draws you in. Every single photo shows not only a deep love of science in the abstract, but also a tinkerer's love of the STUFF of science; the tools and glass, the clay and metal, and all the things that make science accessible to everyone.”
—Adam Savage, star of MythBusters
What good is this Nobel Prize around my neck if it doesn’t produce admiration for science writers such as Theo Gray, whose skillful work helps convert young students into serious researchers.”
—Leon Lederman, winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics
“This is a fabulous book, and a real education, too – a beautiful introduction to hands-on chemistry. Theo Gray brings us dozens of experiments in minute, clear, and loving detail, and each one becomes a door onto the marvels of how chemicals react. Whether he is showing us how to make table salt from its violent elements, or, in a quieter vein, to make one’s own nylon thread or “lead” pencils, Gray’s encyclopedic knowledge and contagious enthusiasm transport us to deep intellectual realms, while never sacrificing a sense of wonder and, above all, fun.”
—Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings, Musicophillia, Uncle Tungsten, and many others
“Theo's MAD SCIENCE is destined to inspire and spark the imaginations of the next generation of makers, tinkerers, engineers and mad scientists!”
—Phillip Torrone, Senior Editor of Make magazine
“Theodore Gray has attained a level of near superhuman geekery that the rest of us can only mutely admire.”
—Cecil Adams, The Straight Dope
Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't; Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Still Probably Shouldn't; and Popular Science magazine's "Gray Matter" column. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of best-selling iPad and iPhone apps, including The Elements, Solar System, Disney Animated, The Orchestra, The Waste Land, and Skulls by Simon Winchester. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Theodore Gray is the author of the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't. He is the author of Popular Science magazine's monthly column, "Gray Matter" and the proprietor of periodictable.com. He is also cofounder of Touch Press, an ebook company that is defining the future of publishing, and the cofounder of Wolfram Research, creators of the world's leading technical software system, Mathematica© and Wolfram ? Alpha™. He lives in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Yeah, you most likely should not try these at home, but you will learn a lot of science in an easy, fun way.Published 1 month ago by Bill S.
I think Theo Gray wrote a bunch of stuff for popsci. This is a ton of cool things that you wish your parents did with you as a kid. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bert D Anderson
We bought this great book for our eight year old grandson who loves to experiment and really enjoys learning how they come out!Published 6 months ago by Earle Williams
got what i paid for , but it works better than i though it would , good job guys ill buy againPublished 8 months ago by Joseph G. Wood
Not very interesting, experiments are boring, can think of better ones on my own. Can't recommend. It is hard to find anything decent, free military manuals are better.Published 9 months ago by Jeff Chart
But it is a fun book. I wouldn't share it with my students, as I KNOW they'd try this stuff at home, but I've enjoyed reading it.Published 9 months ago by Rebecca D Epling
This has been one of my staple coffee table books for a couple years now and I still can't resist flipping through it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by James