The Periodic Table: A Visual Guide to the Elements

Friday, October 31, 2014
Paul Parsons & Gail Dixon

Not really into science, you say? This book just may change your mind. The authors provide much more than the details you’d expect to find in the periodic table.  Each element is pictured in color opposite a full page on its discovery, history, and uses. Some of those uses are unbelievable. Radon—which we’re told to test for and guard against in our homes—once was sold as a health supplement!  And though the book doesn’t mention TV show The Big Bang Theory in its entry on yttrium, the entry sure brings to mind the episode where the friends shoot a laser to the moon. Chemistry has never been more fun to explore! Check our catalog.

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