As Carl Sagan memorably put it, “We're made of star stuff.” The Elements: The New Guide to the Building Blocks of Our Universe takes you on a gorgeously illustrated tour of the Periodic Table. Filled with fascinating information about the elements, their main compounds, and their principal uses, this authoritative yet accessible book, written by renowned popular-science writer Jack Challoner, makes “hard” science easy, interesting, and relevant to our daily lives.
About the Author
Jack studied physics, then trained as a science and maths teacher. He worked at London's Science Museum in the Education Unit, and in the museum's flagship interactive gallery, Launch Pad. He left the museum in 1991 to write science and technology books and to write and perform science shows in museums, libraries and schools. He has developed science television programmes for BBC Scotland. He is also a musician and singer.