Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified

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Get to Know the Elements!

From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.

In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the ...

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Overview

Get to Know the Elements!

From the brilliant mind of Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji comes Wonderful Life with the Elements, an illustrated guide to the periodic table that gives chemistry a friendly face.

In this super periodic table, every element is a unique character whose properties are represented visually: heavy elements are fat, man-made elements are robots, and noble gases sport impressive afros. Every detail is significant, from the length of an element's beard to the clothes on its back. You'll also learn about each element's discovery, its common uses, and other vital stats like whether it floats—or explodes—in water.

Why bother trudging through a traditional periodic table? In this periodic paradise, the elements are people too. And once you've met them, you'll never forget them.

Includes pull-out poster!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593274238
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 9/26/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 377,634
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji is well-known for his series of humorous ads for the Tokyo metro, Do It At Home, which show riders doing inappropriate activities on the subway. He is the author of several books in Japanese, including Milk Century and The Catalogue of Death.

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  • Posted September 29, 2012

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    This is an excellent book. The author describes every element in the periodic table. The description includes the atomic weight, scientific abbreviation, and a description of what that element is use for (for most elements), with other details in a picture like format. I liked how the author introduced the elements to our daily lives, what we eat, how the elements are utilized daily; including our bodies are described. Everything that mankind has ever done on this planet, everything on this planet, and within the universe is comprised of elements. Every part of our body has elements in it and our five senses are used to interact with elements at all times on a daily basis. If you are interested in such content, take a look at this book. (On a side note, there is a slightly adult related picture on page 80-81 when describing the element silicon. Keep this in mind before letting your chidren look at it).

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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