This magical book is a totally original collection that features gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table - plus facts, figures and fascinating stories about each one! The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements have you seen in their pure, raw, uncombined form? This book provides that rare opportunity - Based on five years of research and photography, the pictures presented in this book make up the most complete and visually arresting representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe.
Praise for "The Elements" "I don't know if this is the first coffee-table book paying lush photographic homage to the periodic table, but it is certainly the most gorgeous one I've seen." --John Tierney, "The New York Times ""The Elements is a loving reimagination of the classic table." --Wired "Gray's trademark dry wit and historical anecdotes bring even the most basic lumps to life." --"Popular Science" "A great mix of science and art." --"Discover"