*The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements
The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements
By Theodore Gray, author of The Elements - A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, this card deck contains 118 stunning photographs, scientific data and fun facts with one card for each of known elements in the Universe. A wonderful accompaniment to an established or budding element collection. These cards can also be laid out to make a complete periodic table for display or presentation purposes and is an effective learning tool for parents and teachers of bright young minds with a keen interest in the world around them. We are pleased to be able to offer this product as an official retailer of Hachette Book Group.
Synopsis as seen on Hachette Book Group's website about The Elements book (which we also carry) but also pertains quite well to this card set:
An eye-opening, original collection of gorgeous, never-before-seen photographic representations of the 118 elements in the periodic table.
The elements are what we, and everything around us, are made of. But how many elements has anyone actually seen in pure, uncombined form? The Elements provides this rare opportunity. Based on seven years of research and photography, the pictures in this book make up the most complete, and visually arresting, representation available to the naked eye of every atom in the universe. Organized in order of appearance on the periodic table, each element is represented by a spread that includes a stunning, full-page, full-color photograph that most closely represents it in its purest form. For example, at -183°C, oxygen turns from a colorless gas to a beautiful pale blue liquid.
Also included are fascinating facts, figures, and stories of the elements as well as data on the properties of each, including atomic weight, density, melting and boiling point, valence, electronegativity, and the year and location in which it was discovered. Several additional photographs show each element in slightly altered forms or as used in various practical ways. The element's position on the periodic table is pinpointed on a mini rendering of the table and an illustrated scale of the element's boiling and/or melting points appears on each page along with a density scale that runs along the bottom.
Packed with interesting information, this combination of solid science and stunning artistic photographs is the perfect gift for every sentient creature in the universe.