6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent introductory book for children,
This review is from: The Periodic Kingdom: A Journey Into The Land Of The Chemical Elements (Science Masters Series) (Paperback)
Ordered this book recently and thought that it was an excellent one. Yes, the constant analogies to landscapes will start to grate on an adult after a while and perhaps Dr. Atkins should have toned that down, but other than that I felt that the book was well organised and fundamental concepts introduced in a simple and physically intuitive manner. Prof. Atkins has a way with explaining concepts in a clear and logical fashion-his text book on quantum mechanics has been one of the best that I have read-and this book is yet another example. I think children in the middle-high school range will like this book. And for someone with a decent background in chemistry and physics, the book gives a wonderful view of the way Dr. Atkins has tried to see and understand atomic behavior.