What links the Taj Mahal and your skeleton? The element Calcium. The Eiffel Tower and your blood? Iron. In fact everything in the known universe—from street lamps to salted French fries—is made up of just 118 elements. In this illustrated tour of the Periodic Table of elements, Jack Challoner reveals how the material world works. Every element is profiled in this guide, with individual entries providing its vital statistics, main compounds, uses, and fascinating histories.
The Compact Guide: The Elements
Author: Jack Challoner.