Warren Shanks's Reviews > Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

Elements by Theodore Gray
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Mar 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from March 20 to 25, 2012

I won a copy through Goodreads First Reads.

A fun look at the elements. The book is exactly as its title suggests - a visual exploration. Tons of outstanding images show the elements themselves as well as many of their interesting applications and compounds. The author keeps to a lighthearted tone throughout the book, explaining characteristics and uses for each element while peppering in some humor.

Since having a chance to play with Magnesium in my middle school chemistry class, it has always been at the top of my non-existent favorite elements list. With this book behind me, I have a greater appreciation of Magnesium and many other elements and could easily come up with said list should I be so inclined.
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