By Theodore Gray
Popular Science columnist and element collector, Theodore Gray tells us that the elements have two faces: their pure state, and the range of chemical compounds they form when they combine with each other. This lush coffee table book,The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom In the Universe, filled with historical and sometimes humorous anecdotes. A photographic homage to the periodic table of the elements, it makes this science tool engaging and accesible to everyone. Eye-catching and informative, each element is artfully shown in its pure form, and in the everyday forms it takes when used in our world. Hardbound, 240 pages.