Monday, October 3, 2011

Periodically, you find a book with all the best elements

If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with the 118 elements on the periodic table, then this book is for you. If you haven't, you should still take a look at this book because it has fantastic color photographs of all the elements accompanied by interesting facts about them. For instance, I had no idea that arsenic as an element has a beautiful silvery color; I have always thought about arsenic as something people used as poison in old movies. I also didn't know that although cobalt is a metal, it is also used in some glass products to give it a blue color.

Overall, this was a fun book to skim through and look at the striking images. The copy that the library holds is in the reference section, and can't be checked out, but if you are hanging out in the library and want something interesting to look at, you should give this book a try.

Jenny R - Reference

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love this book! It's for scientists AND artists.