The Elements is an eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table. This 240-page hardcover book provides a rare opportunity to see the elements in pure, uncombined form. Based on five 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 known atom in the universe. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is ideal for science classrooms and is sure to interest even the most reluctant science students.
DETAILED DATA ON THE PROPERTIES OF EACH ELEMENT
Learn the atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which the element was discovered.
FASCINATING FACTS, PHOTOS, AND STORIES OF THE ELEMENTS
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. Additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways that students quickly recognize.