Theodore Gray's Elements Vault

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Theodore Gray's Elements Vault

Treasures of the Periodic Table with Removable Archival Documents and Real Element Samples - Including Pure Gold! [Wit

By Simon Quellen Field; Theodore Gray; Nick Mann (Photographer)

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Hardcover, 9781579128807, 95pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 2011

The exploration of the elements continues "Theodore Gray's Elements Vault" builds on Gray's best-selling book with all new text, plus removable historic letters and other artifacts and collectible samples of real elements "The Elements Vaul"t picks up where "The Elements" left off. Organized into the nine major groups of the periodic table, including the alkali metals, the alkali earth metals, the transition metals, the nonmetals, the metalloids, the halogens, the noble gases, the actinides, and the lanthanides, "Elements Vault" includes all new text, new photographs, and even more information about the elements. "Elements Vault" also includes 20 removable historic documents related to the elements and the field of chemistry, such as Einstein's famous letter to Roosevelt explaining the potential of uranium for use in nuclear weapons, a genuine advertisement for lithium-laced 7UP soda, Mendeleev's original notes on the periodic table, and more. Each of these documents is individually packaged in an envelope attached to the book page. The document can be removed and handled and then put back into the book for safekeeping. Also here is a gorgeous 20" x 10" poster of the unique rainbow spectrum emitted by each element in the periodic table. Also included inside the book are real samples of pure elements Filled with Theo Gray's and Nick Mann's trademark stunning photography throughout, "Elements Vault" is the perfect addition to Gray's growing series of all-things-elements.

About the Author
Simon Field is an information systems specialist, ham radio operator, and tireless tinkerer who collects science experiments for his popular web site,

Theodore Gray is the author of "The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe"; "Theo Gray's Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Probably Shouldn't"; "Mad Science 2: Experiments You Can Do At Home, But Still Probably Shouldn't"; and "Popular Science" magazine's "Gray Matter" column. With his company Touch Press, Gray is the developer of best-selling iPad and iPhone apps, including "The Elements", "Solar System", "Disney Animated", "The Orchestra", T"he Waste Land", and "Skulls" by Simon Winchester. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

Nick Mann is a freelance photographer working in Central Illinois. Aside from having photographed more elements than probably anyone in the world, he is an accomplished landscape, sports, and event photographer.