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

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

Photographs by Mann, Nick
By Gray, Theodore

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An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table 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 -183 degrees C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid, pictured here. Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom. 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.
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ISBN 9781579128142
Released NZ 4 Dec 2001
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781579128142
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
Imprint Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
Released 4 Dec 2001
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Photographs by Mann, Nick
By Gray, Theodore
Category Scientific Nomenclature & Classification
Popular Science
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 261mm
Height: 261mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 546.8
Weight 1,369g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Periodic law, Chemical elements
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly