The paperback edition of the bestselling book about the periodic table, which has grown into a line of The Elements-related products including calendars, posters, card decks, jigsaw puzzles, and a bestselling iPad app. The Elements is a mesmerizing photographic display of the 118 elements in the periodic table. Based on seven years of research and photography, the photographs in the book make up the most complete visual catalog ever assembled of the elements of the periodic table. Six months after the book was published in the US, Theodore Gray and his newly founded ebook development company, Touch Press, developed The Elements for iPad. It was one of the most talked about apps at the launch of the iPad in April 2010, making its way into all the publicity and even into several Apple advertisements. The Elements is beloved by students and adults alike, and even by toddlers who are captivated by the photographs and have learned to name the elements!
About the Author
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 worlds leading technical software system, Mathematica®, and Wolfram|Alpha™. 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