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The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Tableby Theodore Gray
This gorgeous photographic card deck is a more portable version of Theodore Gray's bestselling book The Elements, and it's just as impossible to stop flipping through. With a beautifully represented element on every card, this deck is a wonderful, unusual gift for anyone even remotely interested in science.
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A companion to the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, this beautiful photographic card deck features all 118 elements in the periodic table. One element per card appears as a full-size image on the front and fascinating information about the element on the back.
The Photographic Card Deck of The Elements is the most detailed, lush, and beautiful set of cards ever produced on the subject of the periodic table. With 126, 5"X5" cards in all, it includes one card for every one of the 118 elements, plus additional cards that explain the arrangement of the periodic table, present the elements sorted by various properties, and suggest activities and uses for the cards.
The front side of each card shows a full-size, photographic image of the element, while the back gives scientific information including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, and the percent of the element found in the universe, in the Earth's crust, in oceans, and in humans. Graphics show melting/boiling points, density, electron configuration, and atomic radius. A fascinating fact about the element, as well as the date of its discovery, is also included.
The cards are perfect for students but also make an excellent gift for a scientist or anyone who enjoys the beauty and diversity of the natural world.
About the Author
Theodore Gray is the author of the bestselling The Elements:A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home But Probably Shouldn't, and of Popular Science magazine's "Gray Matter" column.
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