By Theodore Gray
Photographs by Theodore Gray and Nick Mann
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"This glorious book is more than
just a guide to the elements; it will fundamentally deepen your appreciation of the substances that make up our world."
-Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings and Uncle Tungsten
"This is the element book that in style and content outshines all element books! My reaction: elemental delight."
-Roald Hoffmann, writer and Nobel Laureate
"The book is gorgeous. I lost an hour after it arrived just diving into it."
-Adam Savage, star of MythBusters
I am deeply honored to have such kind words said about my book, and I invite you to judge for yourself whether they are
deserved. This is a book I've put a lot of heart and soul into: It's not just a catalog of pictures or a dry recitation of
the properties and applications of the elements. It's a personal conversation with the stuff we're made of.
I love to see and feel this stuff, and I've tried to make the elements as real for you as I can, through photography and by telling the stories that make them meaningful to me. You may be tempted to just look at the pictures, but I encourage you to read the text as well: Some of it's quite interesting, if I do say so myself.
Here are two samples pages to give you a flavor of what's inside. Click either one and it will open up much larger in a new window
(in some browsers you may need to click the image again to get it to display full size so you can read the text).