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Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But STILL Probably Shouldn't

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Best-selling author Theodore Gray is back with all-new, spectacular experiments that demonstrate basic principles of chemistry and physics in thrilling, and memorable ways.

For nearly a decade, Theodore Gray has been demonstrating basic principles of chemistry and physics through exciting, sometimes daredevil experiments that he executes, photographs, and writes about for
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by Black Dog & Leventhal
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B Schrodinger
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chemistry, science
Thanks to Netgalley and Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers for a copy of this wonderful book to review.

I feel envious of any science geek yet to discover the wonderful works of Theo Gray. But not that envious as I have had the pleasure of having them in my life for the last few years. Theo's books speak volumes about the simplicity and beauty of the elements and chemistry in general.

Theo is a chemist, educator, element collector, photographer and a mad man; so essentially a scientist with a camera
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Thomas Ray
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: para-ninos, trivia
Theodore Gray's chemistry books:

Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
Photos of Gray's collection of objects made of pure or nearly-pure chemical elements. Comparing this book to Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything drives home the fact that it's only in combining with other elements that the chemical elements become interesting.

Molecules: The Elements and the Architecture of Everything
Takes some of the mystery out of organic chemistry by showing
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Tera
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quick and engrossing read. I was amazed by how easy Theodore Gray makes some of these experiments seem. Lots and lots of pictures, complete with short and easy to understand commentary and instructions.
Frederick Bingham
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
A vaguely entertaining book with some crazy science experiments. The book is ostensibly a how-to manual, but most of what they do you would *not* want to try yourself. Setting powdered sugar on fire, mixing glycerin and potassium permangenate, making gunpowder out of common ingredients, etc.
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Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is awesome!!!!
Alex
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science
Another great book from Theo Gray. More practical than the last on, so it might actually be useful in a classroom.
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Theodore Gray is the author of 'The Elements' and 'Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home-But Probably Shouldn't', and of Popular Science magazine's 'Gray Matter' column. He is the proprietor of periodictable.com and the creator of the iconic photographic periodic table poster seen in universities, schools, museums, and on TV shows from 'MythBusters' to 'Hannah Montana'. In his other life, he ...more

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