Author(s): Theodore Gray; Nick Mann (Photographer)
In this paperback edition of the beloved second book in Theodore Gray's bestselling (1.5 million copies) Elements trilogy, Gray demonstrates how the elements of the periodic table combine into the molecules that form the things that make up our world.
Molecules is the second book in the million-copy bestselling Elements trilogy. In Molecules, Theodore Gray takes the next step in the story that began with the periodic table in his best-selling book, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe (2015) and culminated with the publication of Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe (2017). Here, he explores through fascinating stories and trademark stunning photography the most interesting, essential, useful, and beautiful of the millions of chemical structures that make up every material in the world.
Gray begins with an explanation of how atoms bond to form molecules and compounds, as well as the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry. He then goes on to explore the vast array of materials molecules can create, including: soaps and solvents; goops and oils; rocks and ores; ropes and fibers; painkillers and dangerous drugs; sweeteners; perfumes and stink bombs; colors and pigments; and controversial compounds including asbestos, CFCs, and thimerosal.
Big, gorgeous photographs, as well as diagrams of the compounds and their chemical bonds, rendered with never before seen beauty, fill the pages and capture molecules in their various states.
It's the perfect book for his loyal fans who've been eager for more and for anyone fascinated with the mysteries of the material world.
"A must-have for anyone of any age or education."--Jamie Hyneman "A masterpiece...Suddenly the physical world makes a lot more sense."--BoingBoing "AP Chem would have been way more fun if textbooks resembled this visually exciting tome."--Entertainment Weekly, "Must List" "One of the Best Science Books of 2014"--Wired
Theodore Gray is the author of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe, and Theodore Gray's Completely Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't. He is the creator of the bestselling iPad apps "Elements" and "Molecules," which have both been named "App of the Week" by Apple and have been featured in commercials and print advertisement for the iPad. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.Nick Mann is the photographer of The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe and Reactions: An Illustrated Exploration of Elements, Molecules, and Change in the Universe. Aside from having photographed more elements, molecules, and reactions than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer. He also lives in Urbana, Illinois.