ACHUKA Book of the Day 1 Dec 2020
“This comprehensive, deeply informative educational resource doubles as an arty coffee-table book, the kind science-minded readers and fact-finders love to pore over. Its design motif of bright neon-hued icons against a night-black background had me fantasizing that the illustrator, Sara Gillingham, had included in her palette rubidium, strontium and barium salts, which the author, Isabel Thomas, tells us are sometimes used in the creation of violet, red and green fireworks, respectively. The reverse side of the book’s jacket features an equally stunning periodic table that can be removed and tacked to a bulletin board or hung on a wall.” Jennifer Krauss NEW YORK TIMES
A graphically stunning, comprehensive introduction to the chemical elements that make up our universe for ages 8-14.
This artful and accessible guide to the periodic table – the ultimate reference tool for scientists worldwide – names all 118 chemical elements and helps young readers understand the remarkable ways we have learned to use them. Stunning layouts feature each element’s letter symbol and atomic number, exploring its attributes, characteristics, uses, and interesting stories behind its discovery. Complete with a comprehensive introduction, conclusion, and glossary, this is the perfect introduction to chemistry for inquisitive minds.
Wrapped in a double-sided jacket, with the illustrated periodic table printed on the underside, Exploring the Elements is jam-packed with 240 pages of information.
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