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Every month in this stunning 12-month wall calendar shows a big beautiful photograph of a featured element and gives information and interesting anecdotes about the history and use of the element. Featured elements in the 2017 calendar include cesium (55), sulfur (16), iron (26), oxygen (8), scandium (21), yttrium (39), germanium (32), gold (79), technetium (43), lanthanum (57), tungsten (74), and ruthenium (44). Smaller images of compounds are featured within the monthly grid and show the element's every-day use. Monthly grids include important dates in chemical history, as well as major North American, British, Australian and New Zealand holidays. As well as the monthly phases of the moon.
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Theodore Gray is the bestselling author of The Elements: A Visual History of Every Known Atom in the Universe; Molecules: Elements and the Architecture of Everything; Theo Gray's Mad Science; and Mad Science 2. He is cofounder and creative officer of Touchpress, publisher of award-winning iPad and iPhone apps. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.From Booklist:
Gray, an element collector and Popular Science columnist, has created a visual homage to the periodic table of the elements. The book begins with an introduction to the arrangement of the periodic table. The first 100 of the elements are each profiled on a two-page spread. The left-hand side of the spread features a large color image of the element in its true form, when possible. The right-hand side includes various images of ways the element appears in the world and explanations of some of the compounds in which it can be found. For example, the Selenium entry includes images of selenium sulfide medicated shampoo, Brazil nuts (which are high in selenium), and a red vase that gets its color from a selenium glaze. Most of the images are items from the authors personal collection. A column running down the right-hand page offers information on the elements location in the periodic table and its atomic weight, density, atomic radius, and crystal structure in addition to charts portraying its electron order filling, atomic emission spectrum, and states of matter at various temperatures. Because of their instability and short half-life, or because they have not yet been discovered, elements 101 through 118 are presented in two groups of nine. The volume concludes with a brief bibliography and an index in addition to a foldout poster of the periodic table. This eye-catching book is certain to appeal to students and casual browsers alike. --Maren Ostergard
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