An icon of science, the Periodic Table defines the fundamental chemistry of everything in the universe. In this compact yet comprehensive guide, Dan Green outlines the history, development and workings of the table, shows how its design reflects and illuminates the organisation of all matter, and even explains what it has to tell us about the chemistry of distant stars and of our own bodies.
Contents include an individual entry for every known element – detailing properties, uses and key data – and sections on the patterns and groups of the famous table, as well as explanations of basic chemistry concepts such as elements and compounds, atomic structure, chemical bonds, reactions and radioactivity, amongst many others.
Dan Green is a science communicator and storyteller with over 15 years experience of writing and editing popular science titles. A graduate of Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, Dan has authored over 40 titles for children and adults. His bestselling Basher Science series has sold over 3 million copies worldwide and his title The Elements was shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize, 2013.