By Jack Challoner (Author)
What links the Taj Mahal and our skeleton? Calcium. The Eiffel Tower and our blood? Iron. Everything in the known universe—from street lamps to salted French fries—is made up of one of the 118 elements. Popular-science writer Jack Challoner takes us on an illustrated tour of the Periodic Table, revealing the mystery of how the material world works. This definitive guide covers every element, providing its vital statistics, main compounds, uses, and fascinating histories.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jack Challoner has written over 30 books on a variety of scientific and technological subjects. He has also written for encyclopedias, magazines, museum exhibitions, and websites, and acts as scientific consultant for books, plays, and television programs. He is the author of Carlton’s Genius Inventions and lives in Bristol.