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Reactions : An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe - Theodore Gray

Reactions

An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe

Hardcover Published: 12th December 2017
ISBN: 9780316391221
Number Of Pages: 224

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The long-awaited third installment in Theodore Gray's iconic "Elements" trilogy. The first two titles, Elements and Molecules, have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

With Reactions bestselling author Theodore Gray continues the journey through our molecular and chemical world that begin with the tour de force The Elements and continued with Molecules. In The Elements Gray gave us a never-before-seen, mesmerizing photographic view of the 118 elements in the periodic table. In Molecules, with the same phenomenal photographic acumen, plus beautifully rendered computer generated graphics, he showed us how the elements combine to form the stuff that makes up our universe, from table salt to oxygen to the panoply of colors and smells that surround us.

At last, we've reached Reactions, in which Gray once again puts his photographic and digital prowess and creativity monumental work demonstrating how molecules interact in ways that are essential to our very existence. The book begins with a brief recap of elements and molecules and then goes on to explain important concepts the characterize a chemical reaction, including Energy, Entropy, and Time. It is then organized by type of reaction including Combustion, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Oxidation, and Fermentation. A special section of chemical cycles including The Carbon Cycle, The Iron Cycle, and The Lime Cycle.

About the 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.

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ISBN: 9780316391221
ISBN-10: 0316391220
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 12th December 2017
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 26.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 1.3
Edition Number: 1

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