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The exploration of the elements continues! Theodore Gray's Elements Vault
builds on Gray's best-selling book with all new text, plus removable historic letters and other artifacts and collectible samples of real elements The Elements Vault
picks up where The Elements
left off. Organized into the nine major groups of the periodic table, including the alkali metals, the alkali earth metals, the transition metals, the nonmetals, the metalloids, the halogens, the noble gases, the actinides, and the lanthanides, Elements Vault
includes all new text, new photographs, and even more information about the elements. Elements Vault
also includes 20 removable historic documents related to the elements and the field of chemistry, such as Einstein's famous letter to Roosevelt explaining the potential of uranium for use in nuclear weapons, a genuine advertisement for lithium-laced 7UP soda, Mendeleev's original notes on the periodic table, and more. Each of these documents is individually packaged in an envelope attached to the book page. The document can be removed and handled and then put back into the book for safekeeping. Also here is a gorgeous 20" x 10" poster of the unique rainbow spectrum emitted by each element in the periodic table.
Also included inside the book are real samples of pure elements!
Filled with Theo Gray's and Nick Mann's trademark stunning photography throughout, Elements Vault is the perfect addition to Gray's growing series of all-things-elements.
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.
Simon Quellen Field is the author of five books on general science and chemistry, two on computing, and four novels (so far). He is the president and CEO of Kinetic Microscience, where he designs scientific toys and sells them on the website scitoys.com.