Synopses & Reviews
A month-by-month tour of the most beautiful and fascinating elements in the periodic table Based on the best-selling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe as well as the best-selling iPad app.
Every month shows a full-page, stunning photograph of a featured element in its pure form and offers an interesting and informative anecdote. Smaller images of the element and of compounds are set within the monthly calendar grid, which includes important dates in chemical history and also major North American, British, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand holidays.
Its a delightful gift for scientists, students, teachers, or anyone interested in the diversity, power, and splendor of natures elements. This calendar marries scientific passion with an artistic sensibility.
It’s a delightful gift for scientists, students, teachers, or anyone interested in the diversity, power, and splendor of nature’s elements. Based on the bestselling book The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, this calendar marries scientific passion with an artistic sensibility. Each month features a visually stunning, full-page photograph of an element in its pure form: Iodine, Helium, Palladium, beautiful but deadly Mercury, and Titanium—named for the gods of Greek legend and known for its tremendous strength. Accompanying each month’s main photograph are smaller images, vibrant graphs, and lively text.
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. He is the proprietor of periodictable.com. He is also cofounder of Wolfram Research, creators of the world's leading technical software system, Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of the bestselling iPad and iPhone ebook app, The Elements: A Visual Exploration and Solar System, also published in print by Black Dog & Leventhal. He lives in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.Nick Mann is a freelance photographer working in Central Illinois. Aside from having photographed more elements than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer.