Arthur and Distributor: DK Smithsonian
My rating: 4.8 out of 5
This eye-catching encyclopedia takes children on a visual tour of the 118 chemical elements of the periodic table, from argon to zinc. It explores the naturally occurring elements, as well as the man-made ones, and explains their properties and atomic structures.
From the Publisher
The Element book is a visual encyclopedia of elements. Discover the building blocks of matter that makeup not only our world, but the entire universe.
Created in assiciation with the Smithsonian Institution, this spectacuar guide shows what each element looks like and the remarkable ways we use them.
The Elements book turns the tables on traditional reference and presents the periodic table as never before to appeal to middle years students today.
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- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Publisher: DK Children (April 4 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1465456600
- ISBN-13: 978-1465456601
- Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 2.1 x 28.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
From argon to zinc, each and every one of the 118 chemical elements is explored in dazzling detail. With the periodic table celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019, you’ll be in your element as you discover the incredible variety of building blocks that make up our Universe and learn the remarkable ways we now use them.
More than 1,000 photographs showcase the natural forms of each element and the range of everyday and unusual objects where they can be seen. This helps children understand exactly where the different elements have found their place in the world.
The true science behind the elements is explained in properties, atomic structure, and table position. This essential book turns the tables on traditional reference and presents the periodic table as never before to appeal to schoolchildren today.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world’s leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto.
DK’s aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot’s Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.
What Do People Say?
“Perfect for browsing, this gorgeous volume deserves a place in every school and public library.” — Starred Review, Library Journal
- I know saying a book is stunning is funny. I just gave it to my son for his birthday. The book is a shiney silver with bright colours on the outside and inside. My son has severe learning disabilities but loves facts and memorizing things. The book was relatively easy for him to read but still gave him a challenge. I would say 10 and up for age. Makes the elements fun!!
- A book that makes the periodic table easier to understand and relate to- it shows what that particular element looks like, as well as examples of what it is used in/for. Awesome book!
- My 8 year old and 12 year old are reading this together with me. They will be set for high school science! Great book, well organized with pictures. Would recommend to others with school aged kids. It’s never too early to learn.
- Great info and pictures. My 6 year old loves it but I think it would be great for high school students too.
- It’s one of those science books that sparks interest in science. Beautifully made and well written. Great for kids and adults alike.
- Attractive visuals. Informative. Ideal for 3-4 standard kids to introduce world of Chemistry. I always vouch for DK publications !!
- Really interesting to see what all the elements look like and what they can be used for! I used this book to teach my brother the Periodic Table! What fun, huh?
- This is a book I would have loved as a kid and am tempted to buy my own copy of anyway.
- Very good reference book on the periodic table. Easy to follow and with illustrations that don’t cramp the pages for easy reading. Children and adults alike will find this entertaining.
- Beautifully illustrated! I love all the pictures of the different elements and all of the explanations of their uses and how they are made up.
- I wish it had phonetic spelling.
What Do I Say?
This colourful encyclopedia is ideal for middle school and high school students who are being introduced to chemistry and learning about matter. The content includes a look at inside the atom, elemental building blocks, the Periodic Table and reactions and uses of elements around us. The pictures are very colourful and thus it is eye-catching and interesting just to browse before delving into deep reading. I recommend that all home libraries and schools should have this in their science collection.
Parents, students and educators also enjoyed the books The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray. My middle years students enjoy the stunning artistic photographs of the 118 elements. It is the most entertaining, comprehensive and visually arresting book of all the elements in the universe with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide.
Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe
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