The 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 The highly anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available An eye opening origin

  • Title: The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
  • Author: NickMann Theodore Gray
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  • Page: 452
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in print worldwide The highly anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available.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, areThe Elements has become an international sensation, with over one million copies in print worldwide The highly anticipated paperback edition of The Elements is finally available.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 form The Elements provides 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 183 C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid 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 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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    1. NickMann Theodore Gray

      Nick Mann is a freelance photographer and the co photographer of The Elements A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and Molecules The Elements and the Architecture of Everything Aside from having photographed elements than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

    260 thoughts on “The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe”

    1. 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 cover. He enjoys quizzing me and there are SO many that I’m convinced are new! Ha! Nope. This book is informative and visually interesting. Packed with photo examples of elements in everyday objects and pieces from t [...]


    2. 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, until the series was finished or you decided you no longer wanted to receive it. The Science series focused on, of course, science, with books devoted to every facet of physics, medicine, chemistry, biology. It wa [...]


    3. 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, and beautiful. This is a book that makes you want to touch it and turn the pages, you just can't resist. The picture of the elements are colorful and intriguing; they are all featured on a stylish black backgroun [...]


    4. 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 about Chemistry, but even if I had zero background in the subject I think I still would have found the book fascinating. First of all, it's just a thing of beauty - black background pages with photos that just pop o [...]


    5. 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, amusing, fascinating, engrossing, and yes, even educational. The photos are fabulous. The information is presented in a highly engrossing format. If you have any interest at all in the elements, or are having to study [...]


    6. 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."But then things started to slip. Gray's humor is wildly uneven and mixes on-target wit with ham-fisted jokes and gratuitous insults aimed at anything he considers silly or stupid. This kind of arbitrary prejudice an [...]


    7. i've bought this guy's beautiful poster twice (periodictable/Posters/Post you can see it in my atlanta condo's technical bay (nick-black/dankwiki/index.). so, when i saw this sitting around at google, i picked it up and read it through. the pictures and printing are stunning, and it's one of the most perfect coffee tables i've ever seen. i deduct two stars, however, due to wasting a quarter of every recto page on highly repetitive graphics, redundant in and of themselves (if you're going to do a [...]


    8. 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, crystal structure, electron filling order, atomic emission spectrum, and state of matter (solid/liquid/gas) vs temperature. Instead it is a work to inspire wonder with first-rate, brilliantly-lit photographs for almost [...]


    9. 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-physics lately, and occasionally the history of math, and like those, this book really makes me wonder why science education is so damn boring. Every Chem class I took felt so overwhelmingly dry and irrelevant, wh [...]


    10. 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 history major, and I chose the topic for my Marine Biology term paper based on the fact that Sea Otters are really cute. That's why I was quite surprised when I found this book fascinating. Its blend of valuable sci [...]



    11. 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 for his subject will pull you right through this book. Things do slow down with the lanthanides, perhaps the most boring of elements (as even Gray acknowledges) but they pick back up right away. Reading this has gi [...]


    12. 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, note-taking and effort to understand the elements. This book of trivia is the icing on the cake. The web site: periodictable/Gray's science column: periodictable/PopSci/index



    13. 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 it with open hands. The photos are magnificent, the text is informative and engaging, but maybe most surprising of all - this book is laugh-out-loud funny in almost every chapter, which is an amazing feat for a boo [...]


    14. الجدول الدوري هو رمزٌ أيقونيٌّ، لا في الكيمياء وحدها، بل في كل العلم، فيصعب أن تجد مخبر كيمياءٍ أو حتى فيزياء دون أن ترى الجدول الدوري معلقاً على جداره.يحوي الجدول الدوري العناصر مرتبةً حسب أعدادها الذرية، وهي الطريقة التي يسرد بها الكتاب كل هذه العناصر التي تمثل دون مبالغة [...]


    15. 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 what it's like when you borrow a book from a friend or relative - it sits practically untouched because you know there's no hurry to get it back to them and there are so many library books that you have to get read [...]


    16. 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 have so many illustrations like this one. Thirdly, Gray writes about his subject with a love that you would normally only expect from an ornitologist describing his favourite species of birds. And finally, Gray ha [...]


    17. 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 element itself or objects made from or containing the element in some form where possible.There's also a dose of serious science on each page in the form of the vital statistics of each element (atomic weight, density, [...]


    18. 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, though if it were judge purely on the basis of smell that contest would be won by sulfur" (45), it's hard to imagine anyone ever topping Theodore Gray's beautiful book about all the elements in which our world is m [...]


    19. 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, density, atomic radius, and crystal structure; plus atomic emission spectrum, state of matter, and electron filling order), and history of the element, its uses, and where it is found in nature. Definitely a good book fo [...]


    20. 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 periodictable, you can order customized posters. For example, the poster of my name has carbon (C), iodine (I), neodymium (Nd), and yttrium (y). Carbon is represented by diamond and the iodine was heated on a white plate and has a nice purple fume. It is a very cool poster. It hangs in my office at work, where most of my coworkers ar [...]


    21. 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 grabbing the book and telling her thank you for buying it for me I know a person who would love it and ran to my room.This book is amazing and very informational. I knew alot of the things I have already learned in sch [...]


    22. 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 the elements. The language is not technical so you don't have to have a large vocabulary to understand what he's saying.


    23. AWESOMENESSSS!!!I practically have this book memorized, I have read it so many times! This book is full of information on every element; for example, how strontium was used in imitation diamonds before cubic zirconia took over. There are important things, clear color photographs, and things that are just plain weird.


    24. A beautiful book, illustrated with amazing photographs, and peppered with Theodore Gray's curmudgeonly commentary (a drinking game that counted every time he says something snide about incandescent light bulbs would surely end in alcohol poisoning). Part science, part the brain dump of an obsessive mind, this volume was a lot of fun.


    25. I don't know exactly where I am in the book--I keep skipping around. It's interesting to read about each element and how it fits in the world and why it's important. The author also has a sense of humor--it keeps the book from becoming dull.


    26. Haven't read it cover to cover, but my 12 year old has, and loves it. It's beautifully made and tells fascinating vignettes about the elements while providing accurate scientific information in a manner accessible to the layman.


    27. Well done and well covered. Lots of information including all the lesser known and little understood elements. Excellent photographs and substantial knowledge and research.


    28. The huge, glossy, colorful photographs make this book for me. A pleasure to read and a thing of beauty for a coffee table.


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