A fact-filled,photo-packed guide to all 118 elements. Packed with stunning photography; Eyewitness The Elements explores the building blocks of our universe. Beginning with a concise history of chemistryscientific pioneersand the creation of the first periodic tablethis comprehensive guide then launches into a visual tour of each individual element. Along the wayyouΓÇÖll find out where each element comes from and what it is used forexplained clearly and simply for young readers. Explore elements such as nitrogen and oxygen and learn why they are essential to our survival. See how precious gold protects astronauts in spaceand what makes the metal mercury so unusual. Find out about synthetic elements created in labswhich the smartest chemists are still busy figuring out how to use. This detailedaccessible book will inspire younginquisitive minds ΓÇô the scientists of tomorrow who will shape our future. Part of DKΓÇÖs best-selling Eyewitness serieswhich is now getting an exciting makeoverthis popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorerswith a fresh new looknew photographsupdated informationand a new ΓÇ£eyewitnessΓÇ¥ feature ΓÇô fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.
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