The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. 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 atom in the universe. 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 -183C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid. Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift book for every sentient creature in the universe.
About The Authors
Theodore Gray is the author of the bestselling The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe , Theo Gray's Mad Science. and, with his company Touch Press, is the creator of the iPad ebook app, The Elements . He is the author of Popular Science magazine’s 'Gray Matter' column, and the proprietor of periodictable.com. He is also cofounder of Wolfram Research, creators of the world’s leading technical software system, Mathematica®, and Wolfram|Alpha™. He lives in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Nick Mann is a freelance photographer working in central Illinois. Aside from having photographed more elements than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He lives in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
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"" 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