- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Reprint edition (April 3, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579128955
- ISBN-13: 978-1579128951
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.8 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 854 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe Reprint Edition
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Gray, an element collector and Popular Science columnist, has created a visual homage to the periodic table of the elements. The book begins with an introduction to the arrangement of the periodic table. The first 100 of the elements are each profiled on a two-page spread. The left-hand side of the spread features a large color image of the element in its true form, when possible. The right-hand side includes various images of ways the element appears in the world and explanations of some of the compounds in which it can be found. For example, the Selenium entry includes images of selenium sulfide medicated shampoo, Brazil nuts (which are high in selenium), and a red vase that gets its color from a selenium glaze. Most of the images are items from the author�s personal collection. A column running down the right-hand page offers information on the element�s location in the periodic table and its atomic weight, density, atomic radius, and crystal structure in addition to charts portraying its electron order filling, atomic emission spectrum, and states of matter at various temperatures. Because of their instability and short half-life, or because they have not yet been discovered, elements 101 through 118 are presented in two groups of nine. The volume concludes with a brief bibliography and an index in addition to a foldout poster of the periodic table. This eye-catching book is certain to appeal to students and casual browsers alike. --Maren Ostergard --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"I don't know if this is the first coffee-table book paying lush photographic homage to the periodic table, but it is certainly the most gorgeous one I've seen." —John Tierney, The New York Times
"The Elements is a loving reimagination of the classic table." —Wired
"Gray's trademark dry wit and historical anecdotes bring even the most basic lumps to life." —Popular Science
"A great mix of science and art." —Discover
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Theodore Gray's "The Elements" book, on the other hand, is hands down LIGHT YEARS better than that book I had growing up. The pictures of the raw or processed pure elements as well as the minerals that contain portions of those elements are incredibly beautiful! In addition, I loved the additions of common things that you might see around your house, in machinery, or commercially avaiable that utilize these individual elements (such as the small amount of Americium that is found in your household smoke detectors, Lead plates from your car battery, Thulium in metal halide lamps, and the radioactive Technetium that is used in medical bone-growth imaging). I have to admit that I read through the entire book when it arrived in the mail and I loved every minute of it! Guess I'm just a science geek...
My only complaint is that the author didn't include the "year of discovery" in the scientific information that is shown for each element. There is a plenty of black space that could have been used and this information is both informative in a general way as well as important for students who are doing reports or research. However this is a MINOR issue and something that can easily be corrected by hand with an hour or so on the web.
In summation, I absolutely loved this book and it would be a valuable addition to everyone's reference library - homeschool or not.