Synopses & Reviews
A whole new year of The Elements calendar! 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 and the best-selling iPad app, The Elements 2014 calendar is perfect for scientists, students, teachers, and anyone interested in the beauty and diversity of nature. Every month shows a fullpage photograph of a featured element in its pure form and offers an interesting and informative anecdote. Elements for the 2014 calendar include hydrogen, carbon, neon, chlorine, silver, tin, radon, potassium, bromine, promethium, zirconium, and manganese. Smaller images of each 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.
It's the periodic table as you've never seen it before. Based on the bestselling book and iPad app, The Elements Calendar is a breathtaking marriage of science and art, presenting a full-color, full-page photograph of an element for every month, plus detailed and fascinating text. From Potassium to the orange-red glow of Neon, from Hydrogen to Carbon--the foundation of all life on Earth--this is beauty in its purest form.
About the Author
Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't; Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Still Probably Shouldn't; and Popular Science magazine's "Gray Matter" column. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of best-selling iPad and iPhone apps, including The Elements, Solar System, Disney Animated, The Orchestra, The Waste Land, and Skulls by Simon Winchester. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.
Nick Mann is the photographer of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe. Aside from having photographed more elements and compounds than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.