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The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Good book - poor packaging

    This is a great book for children to learn about the elements. The reason I only gave it 4 stars was due to B & N's poor packaging. They basically dumped the book in a box and threw some fillers on top. The book was left to bang around inside the box without any real protection. As a result, the book arrived with damage to the corners and spine.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    What chemical elements look like in THE ELEMENTS.

    This is a great introduction to the chemical elements for high school students, or anyone who has wondered what exactly a chemical element is and why anyone should care. The photos are well done, and allow the reader to connect a visual image with an abstract concept. The elements are arranged in atomic number and come with little articles containing both reliable scientific information, as well as fun trivia. The information is up to date and not over-whelming. The book is a supplement to standard school texts, not a replacement. It's strength is in stimulating interest, and as a mnemonic aid. The price is right.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    Best introduction to Chemistry you can get.

    I have been a chemist most of my life and was manager of a chemical manufacturing company. I thought I knew plenty about chemistry but this book takes it to the elemental level (no pun intended). It brings in all the substances you have heard about and most that you will never come across but they do make up the world we live in.
    If you are a student it is very easy reading. Lots of pictures make it even better for understanding the everyday uses of a particular element.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2009

    A great book.

    The reader is aided in understanding the periodic chart by the included element descriptions as well as application information. I felt that the information as presented was informative enough that I purchased two copies for my grandchildren to use in thier academic activities.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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