Spotlight On: Exploring the Elements

 

Like our last spotlight feature, Fashion Victims, our latest favorite is one of those books that brings out the inner nerd in all of us. 

Written by Isabel Thomas and featuring art by Sara Gillingham, Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table is straightforward enough for young scientists to understand, but it's also frankly fascinating even for older readers.  For example, did you know palladium was named after an asteroid called Pallas?  How about the fact that krypton is used in high speed photography?

Fun facts aside, this volume is also gorgeously designed, like a book-length infographic that helps keep all the elements in neat little rows. The dust jacket unfolds to reveal a poster-style periodic table, and the eye-catching color palette is a reminder that science is anything but boring.  A great addition to the libraries of nerds of all ages.

 

Love physics, chemistry, and all kinds of science?  Here are a few more books you won't be able to resist!


 

Exploring the Elements: A Complete Guide to the Periodic Table Cover Image
By Sara Gillingham (By (artist)), Isabel Thomas
$24.95
ISBN: 9781838662318
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Published: Phaidon Press - November 18th, 2020

Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything Cover Image
By Theodore Gray, Nick Mann (Photographs by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316480581
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 13th, 2018

Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780762497362
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 27th, 2020

Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe Cover Image
By Theodore Gray, Nick Mann (By (photographer))
$19.99
ISBN: 9781579128951
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - April 3rd, 2012

Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593116166
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Published: Philomel Books - March 31st, 2020

Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781419746765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - October 27th, 2020

Britannica All New Kids' Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't Cover Image
By Christopher Lloyd (Editor), J. E. Luebering (Foreword by), Britannica Group
$30.00
ISBN: 9781912920488
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Published: Britannica Books - October 13th, 2020

The Elements Magnet Set: With Complete Periodic Table! (RP Minis) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780762497072
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Published: RP Minis - April 7th, 2020