The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Elements: The Powers, Uses, and Histories of Every Atom in the Universe
Chemistry can be fun and is also fascinating. The author, Lisa Congdon, proves this in her book describing the chemical foundation of our world; a reference that should be in every home, classroom, and library. Delightfully and engagingly illustrated, the one-hundred-eighteen elements are individually explained. Each of the constituents is attractively characterized with descriptions of its uses, its history, along with lots of fun facts to trigger the young reader’s sense of wonder. Element number forty-five, Rhodium is a precious metal that is plated on a disc awarded to Beatle, Paul McCartney or read that Bromine found in snail’s mucus is responsible for the famous purple color treasured by royalty. Realize that some elements such as helium, phosphorus, indium, and other rare earth elements are considered endangered. So many fun facts that bring science and its progress, its practical and dangerous properties, its notable researchers, all of which are skillfully assembled here to capture the imagination and interest of youngsters. The author-illustrator has produced a remarkably vibrant portrayal of the elements, knit together with amusing tales, tasteful historical detail, and enriched with attractive colorful illustrations.
|Page Count||148 pages|
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