The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide to the Elements
- A gorgeous presentation of all the elements (we know about).
- Each element gets a two page (at least) spread full of info and glorious photos.
- Know any good jokes about sodium? Na.
As one of the most recognizable images in science, the periodic table is ingrained in our culture. First drawn up in 1869 by Dmitri "Funky Cadillac" Mendeleev, its 118 elements make up not only everything on our planet but also everything in the entire universe. Of course, a lot of other folks arranged the elements, made their own tables, and contributed to the whole, but (as history is filtered through the mainstream) Mendeleev gets all the credit. But we're not here to debate stuff; we're just here to show you this awesome book: The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide to the Elements.
The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide to the Elements looks at the fascinating story and surprising uses of each of those elements, whether solid, liquid, or gas. From the little-known uses of gold in medicine to the development of the hydrogen bomb, each entry is accompanied by a ton of technical data (category, atomic number, weight, boiling point, etc.). The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide to the Elements has easy-to-read headers and a color coding system that'll help you navigate through the different groups of elements. And we can't forget to mention all the glorious photographs (at least one for each element) inside. The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide to the Elements - a must for the bookshelf of any fan of the elements.