The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe (HB)

Author(s): Theodore Gray

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This magical book is a totally original collection that features gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table - plus facts, figures and fascinating stories about each one! The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements have you seen in their pure, raw, uncombined form? This book provides that rare opportunity - Based on five years of research and photography, the pictures presented in this book make up the most complete and visually arresting representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe.


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Praise for The Elements"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

Theodore Gray (Author) Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't; Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Still Probably Shouldn't; and Popular Science magazine's 'Gray Matter' column. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of best-selling iPad and iPhone apps, including The Elements, Solar System, Disney Animated, The Orchestra, The Waste Land, and Skulls by Simon Winchester. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.Theodore Gray is the author of the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't. He is the author of Popular Science magazine's monthly column, 'Gray Matter' and the proprietor of periodictable.com. He is also cofounder of Touch Press, an ebook company that is defining the future of publishing, and the cofounder of Wolfram Research, creators of the world's leading technical software system, Mathematica(c) and Wolfram ? AlphaT. He lives in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Nick Mann (Author) Nick Mann is the photographer of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Aside from having photographed more elements and compounds than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

General Fields

  • : 9781579128142
  • : Running Press
  • : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
  • : January 2009
  • : 255mm X 255mm X 28mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Theodore Gray
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 546.8
  • : 240
  • : 400 full colour photographs