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The Elements

By Jack Challoner (Author)


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The Elements

by Jack Challoner



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Authoritative, accessible and filled with wonder, this new condensed version of The Elements is the definitive guide to the building blocks of everything in our world.
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.

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.

Pub Date: 2/4/2020

ISBN: 9780233005935

Price: $11.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 208 pages, 60 b-w photos & illus.

Trim: 5.063 x 7.813 Inches

Territories: US Only

Category: Science & Nature / Science & Technology

Publisher: Carlton Books

Carton Quantity: 56

Series: The Compact Guide