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Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified [With Poster]

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Wonderful Life with the Elements is a fun and mildly insane adventure through the periodic table of the elements. The perfect gift for geeks, Japanophiles, nerdy kids, and anyone interested in science, the book illustrates the key characteristics of each element with wit and humor. Famed Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji dissects the elements in an eccentric way, using cartoon humans to represent each element and its chemical properties. For example, heavy elements are fat; synthetic elements are robots; and the noble gasses all have Afros. Readers discover each element's important properties, such as density, atomic number, and boiling point, as well as fun, lesser-known characteristics such as their common uses and where they're found. Full of whimsy and cool Japanese design, this book is perfect for anyone who enjoys humor and levity mixed in with their science. Where else will readers find Scandium as a greedy industrialist or Nitrogen as a mohawked, pointy bearded, floating dude?

Synopsis:

Get to Know the Elements!

From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.

In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an element's beard to the clothes on its back. You'll also learn about each element's discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats—or explodes—in water.

Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table? In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once you've met them, you'll never forget them.

Includes pull-out poster!

Synopsis:

From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.

Look hydrogen in the eye, run your fingers through carbon's bushy beard, admire the glorious shine of iodine's bulbous head—in Yorifuji's periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once you've met them, you'll never forget them.

About the Author

Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji is well-known for his series of humorous ads for the Tokyo metro, Do It At Home, which show riders doing inappropriate activities on the subway. He is the author of several books in Japanese, including Milk Century and The Catalogue of Death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593274238
Author:
Yorifuji, Bunpei
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Subject:
atomic;chemistry;comic;element;elements;inorganic;japan;manga;organic;periodic table;science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.85 x 6.7 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Get to Know the Elements!

From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.

In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an element's beard to the clothes on its back. You'll also learn about each element's discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats—or explodes—in water.

Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table? In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once you've met them, you'll never forget them.

Includes pull-out poster!

"Synopsis" by ,

From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.

Look hydrogen in the eye, run your fingers through carbon's bushy beard, admire the glorious shine of iodine's bulbous head—in Yorifuji's periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once you've met them, you'll never forget them.

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