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

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

The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide. An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined for The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in-print worldwide. An eye-o...

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Title:Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
Author:Theodore Gray
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Genres:Science
ISBN:The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

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

  • Dan
    Jun 02, 2012
    With lines like "Sodium is the most explosive, and the best tasting, of all the alkali metals (the elements from the first column of the periodic table)" (Gray 35) or transitional lines such as "White phosphorus--toxic, pyrophoric, and used mainly in war--is fairly close to pure evil, ...
  • Some Small Silence
    Apr 27, 2010
    I am a tutor at a nationally recognized tutoring center. One of our brightest students brought this book in to work with as an enrichment product. I will freely admit that I am generally not an enormous fan of hard science, and was a bit hesitant when I was first faced with it. I'm a h...
  • Heather
    Jan 11, 2010
    What can I say? The Periodic Table has never seemed so cool in this gorgeously photographed coffee table book. This is not a reference work, although it does contain basic information on each element like its position in the periodic table, atomic weight, density, atomic radius, cr...
  • Nick Black
    Feb 17, 2014
    i've bought this guy's beautiful poster twice (http://periodictable.com/Posters/Post... you can see it in my atlanta condo's technical bay (http://nick-black.com/dankwiki/index....). so, when i saw this sitting around at google, i picked it up and read it through. the pictures and prin...
  • Kathleen Dixon
    Oct 24, 2012
    This book apparently took me two and a half years to read. Of course, it didn't really. But I started looking at it when I first saw it in our bookshop and I read a page or two. Then I gave a copy to my father for Christmas, after which I borrowed it from him for a while, but you know ...
  • Sheila
    Mar 13, 2017
    Yes, this is a book about the Periodic Table of elements, you know that thing they made you memorize in school that bored you to tears and that you didn't enjoy at all. This book takes something that many thought was just memorization and boredom and makes it extremely interesting, amu...
  • Chris
    Jul 02, 2010
    When I was a kid, my father had the entire Time/Life science series. For you young whippersnappers, Time/Life books were educational series that covered all kinds of topics - history, science, literature, you name it. The idea was that you sign up and they send you books, once a month,...
  • HBalikov
    Feb 06, 2019
    For those of a scientific bent who enjoy getting their knowledge along with helpful photographs, tables and diagrams, this is a place worth visiting. It is organized by way of the periodic table, that classic graphic, with which most of us had to become familiar before college. The...
  • Carol
    Jul 21, 2010
    I think I might go 4.5 stars on this if that were an option. This got great reviews and was recommended for purchase by Jon M., one of our science teachers. I sat down to catalog it yesterday and ended up pretty much reading the whole thing. It has been many a year since I had to think...
  • Debbie
    Oct 05, 2016
    This is a fabulous book which details every single element in the periodic table. Theodore Gray provides a very humorous but informative description of the quirks, traits, characteristics, and uses of each element, and accompanies each description with beautiful photographs of the elem...
  • Fran
    Nov 02, 2009
    "Coffee Table" style book that's easy to pick up, hard to put down. ...
  • Andree Sanborn
    Nov 18, 2017
    This beautiful book should be in every science classroom (if not in every class). The poster should be on the wall and the web site should be bookmarked by every child. There is a brief description and history of every element. The photographs are wonderful. It takes a lot of reading, ...
  • Catelyn May
    Nov 24, 2011
    I love this book so much, it's ridiculous. As someone who spent most of high school and college trying to like science and failing (often in more than one way--I'm looking at you, Organic Chemistry!), as in adult I've come to love books that make science interesting. I've been into pop...
  • Karissa
    Dec 30, 2010
    I am a chemist and have always been fascinated by the Periodic Table of Elements. So, imagine my excitement when I saw this book sitting in the bookstore. Not only does it provide information on all 118 elements in the Periodic Table, it does it in a way that is interesting, accessible...
  • Kelli
    Dec 02, 2017
    I did not particularly enjoy chemistry, nor do I remember it very well, apparently! There have been some elements added to the periodic table since I was in school, but not as many as I thought. My 9-year-old son chose this at his school book fair and we have read it from cover to cove...
  • Pvw
    May 29, 2013
    If you need one book about the periodic table of the elements, let it be this one! First of all, this large book just looks beautiful, with full size macroscopic pictures of artefacts containing the different elements. Secondly, the text is very informative, a rare thing for books that...
  • Bill Kubeck
    Sep 02, 2011
    When I picked up this book in the library I skimmed the first couple of pages, looked at a random entry, and really liked what I saw. When I started reading it, I laughed out loud at the first line: "The periodic table is the universal catalog of everything you can drop on your foot." ...
  • Cindy
    Dec 11, 2011
    Great pictures of the elements, brief description of the importance of each element, plus a bit of scientific information for the geek. If you go the the website at www.periodictable.com, you can order customized posters. For example, the poster of my name has carbon (C), iodine (I), n...
  • Anton Klink
    Jun 02, 2013
    An approachable, fun, engaging, visual book about chemistry? You'll have to see it to believe it, but this book fits all those criteria. What started out as a an app for iPad, has branched into paper-based book - and it looks glorious. If this is the future of book printing, I welcome ...
  • Luke
    Jan 17, 2013
    The Elements by Theodore Gray is a fun way to learn about the elements. He is humorous and smart, (though some jokes are for people who already know some chemistry) it is very fun and I recommend this for anyone who wants to learn about the elements and anyone looking to teach about th...
  • Henry Martin
    Mar 30, 2014
    A well presented visual exploration of the periodic table, with high quality images of not only the actual elements (when possible), but also of some common items which are made from (or feature) the element discussed. There is a brief description, some basic data(atomic weight, dens...
  • Julia
    Jul 28, 2018
    My eight-year-old daughter and I read this aloud cover to cover at bedtime over the course of a month or so. The author is passionate about elements (and element collecting!), and he presents each of them to the reader as though introducing an interesting friend or acquaintance. We lea...
  • Talya Jo Taylors
    Jul 25, 2015
    This is one of the books I have read along with my sister. I knew most of these already. She is really into Science and the day she got she ran up to me all excited asking me a bunch of questiond relating to the book like: "TJ did you know what this or that means?" I teased her by gra...
  • Raegan
    Jan 25, 2018
    I had to read this for Chemistry. ...
  • Mohammed Ghoul
    Feb 03, 2019
    A lovely fun book, wonderful illustrations, very informative, and quite breif. It's a quick read, yet dense and packed with curious information and trivia. I highly recommend it if you have an hour or so to kill, or you know what just free up an hour and read it, it is quite worth it. ...
  • Noah Goats
    Mar 31, 2017
    Theodore Gray loves the elements. LOVES THEM. He reminds me of that one science teacher everyone has at some point. The science teacher that everyone loves. The one who does crazy experiments that endanger the lives of everyone in the classroom. Gray's humor, wit, and sheer enthusiasm ...
  • Phil
    Apr 30, 2019
    Great photos of the elements in the periodic table. Mr. Gray's collection itself is probably worth unimaginable quantities in knowledge, if we could put a price to that. The text provides tidbits of knowledge about the elements, several stories of which could be followed up in more ...
  • Ryan Alsaihaty
    Jul 08, 2018
    Light, informative, illustrative, simple, and sometimes funny. This book is perfect to read when you have free few minutes, as each element takes no longer than 3-4 minutes to read and learn about. ...
  • chrissy
    Jan 03, 2018
    My cousin had shown this to me when I was over at her house one day (she's a big science and book nerd, so of course she had this) and I ended up borrowing it for a week to finish it. This book is so easy to follow and it still has so much information packed into it. If you are interes...
  • Shadow Bean
    Dec 31, 2018
    I Really Like It! Its a fun book! ...